Activists Reclaim Use Of The 'S' Word

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Demonstrators of the Slutwalk march on June 4, 2011 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. i

Demonstrators of the Slutwalk march on June 4, 2011 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators of the Slutwalk march on June 4, 2011 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Demonstrators of the Slutwalk march on June 4, 2011 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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The 'SlutWalk' movement's popularity is sparking debate about the use of the word 'slut'. It is usually considered a derogatory term for women. But some say embracing the word helps remove its negative connotations. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, about the word's usage and how a new generation of activists are trying to reclaim it. This conversation's material and language may not be appropriate for some listeners.

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