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Slut-shaming is the act of trying to humiliate a woman for her sexuality.

5. If you are the victim: Tell a friend or a trusted adult. You may fear getting into trouble but being isolated is worse. A guidance counselor should be able to listen and help without judging you.

6. If you are a school administrator or guidance counselor: Be aware of the potentially deadly repercussions public shaming can have. Don't assume that silence from the victim is a sign of strength or safety.   

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7. If you are the perpetrator or considering such a prank: Know that anyone can be the target of social ostracism; it could even happen to you. Many teens, both boys and girls, have comitted suicide over such humilation. Is that what you want?

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