Speaker Profile

Leora Tanenbaum

Author & Editorial Director

I'm the author of five books on gender and feminism, which are taught in sociology and gender studies programs. In the 1990s I coined the term "slut-bashing"; my most recent book is "I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet." Over the past two decades, I've interviewed hundreds of girls and women labeled "sluts" and "ho's," sharing their experiences with their consent to raise awareness about the sexual double standard and the harm it causes. I'm also the editorial director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and I work with patients and supporters seeking assistance in shaping and sharing their own stories. I live in New York City.