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YouTube sensation, Chescaleigh may typically post hilarious videos about hair and various other parody shorts (Sh*t White Girls Say To Black Girls), but she’s not just a one-note kind of girl. This dynamic young black woman has heart and an admirable vulnerability that makes her relatable. In her latest video, Chescaleigh tackles “Slut Shaming.” This phrase is indeed a “thing” and has opened up a conversation via various bloggers, vloggers and journalists.

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The video is in response to another vlogger’s video, “Things I Don’t Understand About Women…Slut Edition.” When Jenna Marbles from the video comments on why girls have one night stands, she makes a lot of good points about the bad intentions of these strange men “sluts” find themselves in the beds of for the night.

Check Out Chescaleigh’s Response To Jenna Marbles’ Slut Shaming Video:

Chescaleigh then takes this conversation and painfully opens up about her experience with losing her virginity via date rape. It’s a gut-wrenching story that ends with thoughts of slut shaming and victim blaming. When women are blamed for being raped because of everything from how they dress to how they flirt, it leads to victim blaming.

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Check out these interesting YouTube responses to Jenna Marbles’ Slut Shaming:

There’s a thin line between slut shaming and victim blaming and both of these are painful parts of women being sexy and putting themselves out there fearlessly. I’ve been learning recently how to embrace my woman power and most of it is realizing my own sex appeal and being proud of it. Chescaleigh opened up my mind to the danger of embracing and owning your own sexy woman power.

When a woman owns her sexy, many judgmental folks think of her as a slut and it’s an unfair assessment of a woman who is more than just…sexy. Even though Chescaleigh’s story doesn’t address embracing your sexy and instead highlights the horrific experience of losing her virtue through date rape and dealing with her “friend” telling her coworkers, who in turn began labeling her a slut; I still understand the pain she’s in.

Victim blaming is very real and almost pushed to an afterthought because society feels more comfortable trying to call out the victim’s would-be wrongdoings instead of recognizing the problem lies in the sick son of a you-know-what that needs to feel the power of raping someone.

My heart goes out to Chescaleigh and I am so happy she decided to share her story on victim blaming. Hopefully it will make you all think twice about the next time you label someone a slut. Words have power people.

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