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Jessica Valenti

Author Bios

Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti is the author of Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness. She has also written three other books on feminism, including The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women, which was recently made into a documentary. She is editor of the award-winning anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review calls “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Jessica was the recipient of the 2011 Hillman Journalism Prize and was called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian.

Articles

News and Features

As the movement enjoys a star moment, “controversial” issues risk being left behind.

By refusing to give up on a done deal, Texas feminists showed us what the future of pro-choice activism looks like.

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

In 2016, I’m casting my vote for a woman. Not because she’s guaranteed to be the most feminist candidate, but because I’m fed up.

A throwback is just that, even if it is shrouded in organic hemp cloth.

Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott: these are victims of sexual violence who didn't survive.

Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.

Why women are winning the culture wars and what we should take on next.

 

Why are we still surprised by Foster Friess, Darrell Issa and Rick Santorum's misogyny?

With Karen Handel's resignation, online feminism's victory against the giant cancer charity is complete.

Blogs

Why biological maturity or “acting” mature are not the same thing as being a consenting adult.
Women’s reproductive health isn’t just about what is covered in mainstream media.
Feminist education comes in waves, not from just one talk.
Because we have more important things to worry about. 
Republican leaders want to ban abortions after twenty weeks, but they don’t realize that many women need late abortions because GOP...
White women are taught to fear men of color, but the results of George Zimmerman’s trial prove that it’s time to change that.