Slam poet takes down anonymous online slut-shamer by changing the subject to bread.

Slam poet takes down anonymous online slut-shamer by changing the subject to bread.
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Bread: what can't it do? It's a pre-dinner snack. It's a vessel for cheese or jam or Nutella. Oprah loves it, like, a lot. And, in the case of Wesleyan grad/poet Emily Weitzman, it's a tool to take down a nasty slut-shamer. Team bread!

In her poem "Bread Thread," 23-year-old Weitzman explains how it all went down. In 2011, she was a freshman at Wesleyan when she logged into the school's anonymous public confession forum, “College ACB,” to see a post at the top of the homepage named, not very poetically: “Emily Weitzman is a huge fucking slut.”

To move the article off the homepage, Weitzman's genius friend created a new thread. The Bread Thread. And named it "I fucking love bread." The plan worked.

“The first post begins I fucking love bread,” Weitzman recalls in her poem. “Someone else adds, ‘I thought no one could relate to my obsession with bread.’ Soon people were getting into friendly debates on what’s the best bread spread and playing games like fuck, chuck, marry with different types of bread.” (Obviously that should be: fuck bagels, chuck sourdough, marry pizza, right?)

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She performed the poem at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam this past March, and it was just uploaded to YouTube this past week by Button Poetry. Check it out. Also check out bread. It's the fucking best. You fucking love it, you know you do do. Don't let the slut-shamers, or the carb-shamers, win.

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