Shaming, not “sexting,” was behind Jesse Logan’s suicide

Commentary from Sex in the Public Square:

Jesse Logan killed herself last July not because of the “dangers of sexting” but because of the dangers of sex stigma and “slut shaming.” … Jesse Logan did not fall victim to the “perils of the Internet”. She feel victim to the perils of cruel high schoolers who used our culture’s negative messages about women’s sexuality to shame her mercilessly over something that lots of teens do. This was not about the “electronic exploitation of kids.” This was about ordinary teenage exploration and unfortunately also about ordinary teenage cruelty.

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