Author: Jialei Jiang

I am Jialei Jiang, a PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. My research areas of interest include digital rhetoric, new materialism, and multimodal pedagogy.

Every year, SlutWalk protesters gather together  in various cities around the globe to rail against the slutshaming of rape victims and to counter the stereotypes surrounding female victims’ physical appearance. Permeating through the protests are women who dress up as “sluts,” which is a method of subverting the rape culture that blames women victims for how they look. The protests receive a far-ranging coverage including their appearance on mainstream media such as CNN and NPR news. The SlutWalk protests not only gain public attention on the mass media, but also exert a great influence on feminist and compositionist scholarship. The…

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