Ariana Grande and Big Sean: Shame Yourself, Part I

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[ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MEDIUM, NOVEMBER 9th, 2014]

Shame, as it is defined, is “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.” But it’s also a form of abuse, particularly of that for women. The shaming of bodies, the shaming of exploration, the shaming of desires and lusts and dreams.
Most abusers use shame as a beginning point to dismantle and distress one’s victim. First, the shame is on their self: “I’m so sorry I did this. I’ll never do it again.” But gradually, it shifts: “Who would ever want you? And who would believe you anyway?”
But we, as a people, (and especially women) practice shame in our everyday lives without barely noticing it….

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