2013 Shows

Dr. Phil takes on the hot-button topic of what some are calling “slut-shaming” -- when young women are taunted and harassed, often online, for their sexual behavior, such as having casual sex, having more than one sexual partner or dressing provocatively. This form of bullying, like others, can lead to tragic consequences. Fifteen-year-old Felicia Garcia sent her last tweet, “I cant, im done, I give up,” before jumping in front of a train, while many of her classmates looked on. Friends of the freshman say she was tormented by bullies for alleged sexual encounters with football players. Did her classmates go too far? And, what can parents and students do to prevent another senseless act? Grab your teen, sit them down and watch this powerful Dr. Phil together!

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: malherbert on Nov 26, 2013, 8:25PM
I can't believe the opinions and statements that came out of that guy's mouth. And he seems to be an Aussie.  Shame on you, mate, and I'm wondering if you've been kicked out of this wonderful sunburnt country, where women/girls wear short skirts and tight shirts, and we applaud them.
Replied By: yonit321 on Jul 27, 2013, 4:02AM
I really don't support Jason's opinion. However, we need to recognise that we live in a judgemental society. We judge and are judged for employment, spouse, friends etc. we cant walk away for that reality. I believe everyone makes their own choices, but it is naive to think that those choices don't have a ripple effect. If a person, man or woman dresses provocatively does that githe anyone the right to rape them? Absolutely not! If someone does, they should feel the full strength of the law. But this conversatioN did not take into account teenagers. Teenagers who by law are not able to make decisions about sex etc.,  Those same teenagers are also not able to see the ramifications of their actions and the way they dress until they are older.  Yes, everyone has a choice on how to dress and behold to sleep with but I feel the adults are being irresponsible with teenage lives by not addressing what the effects might be later in life. We don't live in a perfect world!!!!
Replied By: ajsnannygoat on Jun 5, 2013, 3:22PM
I signed up for Dr. Phil.com specifically to comment on this episode.  I know that the heart-wrenching story at the end of the episode, about a girl who committed suicide, was meant to illustrate the horrible consequences of slut-shaming.  For me, it illustrated the horrible consequences of adolescents who are exposed to a culture of sex with no coping tools.  I would be willing to bet that both the girl who died and the boys who had sex with her had been exposed to hardcore porn - specifically, gang-bang porn.  Why else would any of them think it was ok to engage in such activity?  For an adult woman, sex with more than one partner at a time may be empowering and sexually liberating.  But for a 15 year old child, who has no concept of the dangers and consequences of such activity, the result can be devastating as it was here.  Slut-shaming has its place - we as a society condemn this activity because it is dangerous, damaging, and has everlasting consequences that children simply do not have the capacity to anticipate.  I blame all of us - those of us who consume porn, those who produce it, those parents who allow unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet, and who allow their children to drink, drug, and stay out all night, the children themselves who make poor choices, and a culture that teaches our youth that no matter what they do, they will not be held accountable or face significant consequences for their actions.
Replied By: alphak555 on Mar 26, 2013, 9:06PM
The advent of over sexualization of our young children is not emotionally healthy and dr Phil has stated this in previous episodes! I couldn't care less what people weat but when I see young people dressing and behaving sexually when they should be playing and growing it worries me! 

Dr Phil, I am sure that if your son come home with a woman dressed in a low cut see through mini dress going commando with over the knee boots  and everything showing you wouldn't think twice about what type of girl this is!!!???? If your daughter in law sat on stage with her bottom showing and just her nipples covered you would be proud??  

I applaude the young girl saying breasts go on the inside! A truly confident woman can be very sexy and classy at the same time! Society has gone wild and from women oppression to the other end of the spectrum where there are no boundaries where we are supposed to accept 14 year olds dressing provacativley and thinking this is normal and we as a society can't say anything because everyone can do what they want  no matter what! 

What's the answer? Accept what's happening to our society with the amount of  exposure to sexuality re porn, sex on tv, how people dress and behave and realize that the words morality, integrity and self respect will have a definition change  or will be deleted altogether from our vocabulary!

I am worried about what is happening to both our young girls and boys in relation to what is considered sexually normal because there seems to be no morality guide to speak of! The attitude now is do what you want because you can and who cares!
Replied By: heykid27 on Feb 1, 2013, 12:23AM
I watched this episode and it got to me. I applaud the 16 year old young lady who posted that women's boobs go inside their shirt. I am a 47 (almost 48) year old female who works in a children's hospital emergency room. I see many things that should not be seen in public, especially an ER. I have a set of breasts of my own. I don't need to see anyone else's. Between skinny jeans on people who shouldn't wear them, to men wearing jeans so low that they can't walk without pulling them up, to people not wearing bras I have seen enough. I am pulled with wondering whether these people have enough self-confidence that they think they look good or whether they don't have a mirror and have no idea how bad they look. If the brain is supposed to be our biggest sex organ, why are we exposing ourselves so much? What happened to leaving something to the imagination? I am not saying that we need to engage in "slut-slamming", but why can't we promote modesty? I just don't understand this world any more.
Thank you for letting me voice my opinion.        Julie
Replied By: redrose81 on Jan 27, 2013, 1:52AM - In reply to oliviadaley
I agree. Why do people care so much? I've been to a lot of strip clubs? Is it a lifestyle for me? No, but those girls seem just fine! I think women are insecure when they see hot women. Dude, humans used to bare all in the past. No one thought it was scandulous then! I think these women and men that care so much have no life and are ashamed of their own bodies. And then men...well look at Jason. I wouldn't give him the time of da and he knows that.
Replied By: redrose81 on Jan 27, 2013, 1:49AM - In reply to lhopkins2008
I agree 100%. When a 6th grader comes into my class with torn booty shorts, I send her to the office to change. What  I'm saying is, that isin no circumstance should we be calling women sluts or whores. Those are horrible words. Why do girls dress and behave in these ways? Society, maybe. Lack of parenting, maybe. Lack of self esteem, maybe. But regardless, I think name calling and bullying are far worse offenses than dressing in that way. Live the way you want. Let others live the way they want. Who cares really. It is their life, not yours.
Replied By: bigdog46 on Jan 26, 2013, 9:58AM
Dr. Phil

I thinik we do judge people to soon in life but I also think that our own personal choices and actions give the public a small glimpse into our world. If a service man is wearing his uniform you look and say there is a soldier,if you have scrubbs on one would think that your in the health care field. If I go to work dressed in sweats and tshirt I would be fired because I wear nice pants, shirt and tie to portray a business look that a customer is looking for in a representitive. As a father of a 13 year old I would not let her go out of the home looking like a hooker. I am sorry but have enough rescpect for yourself and other people to dress with respect. If you dress like a cop or fireman or Dr odds are that is exactly what you are. If you dress like a slut odds would point to the fact that you are. I am sorry if this offends anyone its just my feelings. If I am interviewing ladies for a position and you come dress like that you will not even be considered. You can dress like you want but be sure that you will be judeged.
Replied By: oliviadaley on Jan 25, 2013, 4:53PM
This show blew me away! It is absolutely ridiculous that so many people care and have an opinion about what women are wearing.... what difference does it make? If you don't like what someone is wearing and or saying leave them alone ... the reason why people are making comments is because they  don't have the confidence or body to wear some of these clothes and they are jealous..... bottom line. There is a price to pay for getting attention. Women do things and wear certain clothes to get attention which makes them feel good. It is psychological. I don't need every man to look at me.. I don't care if they like how I look or not. It is not that serious..... Maybe instead of bashing women and calling them slutty etc... we need to more concerned about REAL ISSUES that people are dealing with everyday.......
Replied By: firstisthird on Jan 25, 2013, 8:16AM

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Dr. Phil missed a huge opportunity to help millions understand the WHY behind a modestly dressed woman. I am SOOOO disappointed.
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