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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

The UN says inaccessibility to abortion is torture—and anti-choice laws prove it.
Decades of feminist work on rape awareness may have changed policy, but it has done little to change the culture.
Without an affirmative consent model, rapists will continue to go free based on outrageous arguments about whether or not their victim didn...
When you argue that it’s impossible to stop rape, what you’re really saying is, I don’t care enough to do anything about...
Here’s how to stay up in a downer world. 
The lies we tell about domestic violence are killing women.
Jessica Valenti speaks to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas about anger, activism, and reproductive rights.