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Walk of shame

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For other uses, see Walk of shame (disambiguation).

The walk of shame refers to a situation in which a person must walk past strangers or peers alone for an embarrassing reason before reaching a place of safety and privacy.

It often occurs the morning after a night out at a bar, nightclub, or party. People undertaking the walk of shame are understood to have spent the night at the residence of a sexual partner (or perceived sexual partner), particularly a one-night stand.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The topic is often the subject of college newspaper commentary.[7][8] The “walker” may often be identified by his or her disheveled appearance and incongruous evening attire, particularly on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

In Exhibitionism, the walk of shame may also refer to an exhibitionist walking in public while exposed- either partially or fully naked- and trying to reach a place of safety and privacy.

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  1. Jump up^ Lunceford, Brett (October 1, 2008). “The walk of shame: a normative description”. ETC: A Review of General Semantics. Retrieved May 30, 2016. (“This essay considers how the descriptor “walk of shame” functions to discipline female sexual practice by reinforcing gender stereotypes and punishing women who transgress socially constructed norms.”)
  2. Jump up^ Paul, Elizabeth J. Beer Googles, Catching Feelings, and the Walk of Shame: The Myths and Realities of the Hookup Experience, in Kirkpatrick, Dan Charles et al. (ed.), Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing And Managing Difficult Interaction (2008) (ISBN 978-0805854121)
  3. Jump up^ Morrison, Sarah (February 2002). “When I Did the Walk of Shame”. Cosmopolitan (magazine). Retrieved February 10, 2010.(“Whether you’ve woken up after a one-night stand with a drool-worthy stud or found yourself at your boyfriend’s pad following an impromptu night of passion, sooner or later, every girl has had to face the harsh reality of that torturous trek home.”)
  4. Jump up^ “Turn Walk of Shame into Walk of Pride”. Chicago Tribune. December 2, 2005. Retrieved February 10, 2010.(“Tracy, 41, insists that the Walk of Shame has a new meaning after a certain age. She refers to it as the Walk of Pride…”)
  5. Jump up^ Matt White (October 23, 1994). “L.A. SPEAK Frat Chat”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010.(“The long morning walk home to a fraternity or sorority house in the same clothes worn to a party the night before”)
  6. Jump up^ Leigh Pressley (April 23, 1992). “Colorful Language: Groups Adopt Buzzwords That Set Them Apart”. Star-News. Retrieved February 10, 2010.[dead link](referring to “walk of shame” as a college group term”)
  7. Jump up^ Nate Widboom (April 14, 2004). “The walk of shame”. The Badger Herald. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  8. Jump up^ Sara Chemodurow (February 7, 2010). “The ‘walk of shame’ only hurts your image”. The Daily Evergreen. Retrieved February 10, 2010.

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