The Slut/Virgin Mentality | Chyna Christman | TEDxCushingAcademy



Chyna Christman is a junior at Cushing Academy. Although an activist for several different causes, feminism is a particularly important topic for her. In her talk she recounts her transformation from a person who did not realize the stigma of the word slut, to someone who actively tries to break down the usage of the word. This TED talk explains the negative impacts of words like slut and prude, and creates a larger understanding for the slut/virgin mentality.

Chyna Christman is a junior at Cushing Academy. Though she was once faced with anxiety that prohibited her from public speaking, she has recently been able to overcome this in order to spread awareness about a variety of critical social issues and was able to perform her TEDx Talk on the Slut/Virgin Mentality. Among various leadership positions at her school, she also runs the sexual education program. Chyna is currently working on a book that covers the sociology behind the sex industry, which she hopes to have completed by fall 2015.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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