Stories by Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti is a daily columnist for the Guardian US. She is the author of four books on feminism, politics and culture, and founder of Feministing.com.  subscribe to Jessica Valenti's feed

Posted on: Aug 28, 2015, Source: The Guardian

This anti-discrimination rhetoric is just the latest stop in the anti-choice movement’s evolution towards a more mainstream-friendly image.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2015, Source: The Guardian

They're handing the future Democratic nominee a mighty large sword to wield against them in the general election.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: The Guardian

A college is demanding that an ex-student reveal her past partners in response to a lawsuit she filed against the school.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Alabama sought to prevent a prisoner from getting an abortion by terminating her parental rights in utero.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015, Source: The Guardian

To my great shame, the thought of not being worth men’s notice bothers me, even though I’m a seasoned feminist and I know better.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian

When the drug war intersects with the assault on women's reproductive freedom, we all lose.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The war on drugs is racist, it criminalizes people who need help and it is attacking women’s bodily autonomy - fighting it is a core feminist issue.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Lasting solutions don’t just change statistics, they change the culture that leads to assault.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Sex educators agree with the rapper.

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Another study reports that 1 in 5 women will be assaulted while attending university.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The film shows the horror of sexism and is full of small and not-so-small feminist moments. That’s what makes the movie so forward-thinking.

Posted on: May 19, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Schools aren’t worried about proper attire - they’re worried about young women’s sexuality and any display of it.

Posted on: May 18, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Your taste in music, books, television or art sends a message about what you think is worth your time and who you think is smart.

Posted on: May 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Schools aren’t worried about proper attire - they’re worried about young women’s sexuality and any display of it.

Posted on: May 12, 2015, Source: The Guardian

I think my daughter is better off having parents who remember why they fell in love - and who get to explore that by themselves from time to time.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Why are campus sex offenders being allowed to move on without penalty, and put new potential victims at risk?

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Binge drinking is on the rise among women. We'd be better off smoking weed.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Some legislators want to keep women from having abortions by prohibiting teaching doctors how to perform them.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Despite documented errors with the reporting and editing of the magazine’s story of rape at the University of Virginia, they’re still blaming the victim.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Purvi Patel is a perfect example of how anti-abortion laws devastate women.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Are men really that delicate?

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian

You have to tackle the problem head-on.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The GOP still knows nothing about female anatomy.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: The Guardian

And no, a pill won't solve it, unless of course it's a pill to make their partner less lazy.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: The Guardian

It's supposedly the year of the bush!

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Asking women to enter hostile spaces in order to make them better is like asking women to make men better.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian

The casual sexism behind producer Scott Rudin's hacked e-mail about Jolie.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Despite the frenzy of denials, there are too many young women like Jackie in our midst.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It’s suddenly cool to be a feminist. But what does that mean for feminism as a movement?

Posted on: Nov 22, 2014, Source: The Guardian

The 1 in 3 Campaign launched a national abortion speak-out. Here's why I told my story.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: The Guardian

The 1 in 3 Campaign launched a national abortion speak-out. Here's why I told my story.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Rape apologists are neither edgy nor new. Why are they given such prominent platforms?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014, Source: The Guardian

More celebrities are baring their breasts these days to make the point that breasts are just no big deal.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Of course, bitchiness just means not being a doormat.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: The Guardian

New film "Vessel" chronicles Women on Waves, an activist group famous for providing abortions on a ship in international waters.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Why is it that women have to keep proving that the world is less safe for them?

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian

From the Washington school shooting to Gamergate, male rage is the common denominator.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Her Vanity Fair interview is a righteous, hell-yes moment for our feminist times.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Are people really so frightened of the consequences of a law that says sexual partners must enthusiastically consent?

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian

What if the shoe was on the other foot?

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