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‘Slut: The play’

By Taylor Berger

“Slut: The Play” was performed at Frederick Community College throughout the month of March. There were eight total performances and the run was mostly performed at the Black Box Theatre with one performance at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater.

The play opened on March 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The crowd almost entirely filled the venue in anticipation of the debut of the controversial work about sexual assault and the slut shaming of sexual assault victims.

Slut shaming is a harsh double standard where women in society are judged negatively based on presumptions about their sexual activity but men are not negatively judged about their sexual activities.

The play highlighted the double standard in a manner that engaged with the audience but also left them disgusted by the harsh reality of sexual assault.  In depicting the issue it pressed the audience to think deeply about the subject matter presented and opened the door for further discussion.

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