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  subscribe to Jessica Valenti's feed

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017, Source: The Guardian

The sad truth is that CPAC is likely to replace him with somebody just as repulsive.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2017, Source: The Guardian

The Trump administration is rapidly setting a disastrous course for women’s health and rights.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2017, Source: The Guardian

We know that Hillary Clinton’s loss sent a sad message to young women—what about the signals young men have received from Trump’s win?

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

The reasons that have kept women from combat positions are so steeped in sexism it’s near impossible not to throw your support behind those who serve.

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

Forcing women to have babies is not only Isis-like, it's anti-family.

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

The move to remove nudes from the magazine has more to do with business than progress.

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

Those intent on destroying access to abortion live in a dream world.

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

To stop domestic violence homicides and show victims a modicum of respect we must – at the very least – call the crimes what they really are.

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

A new $79m initiative to tackle the backlog won’t address the fact that many officers still treat rape survivors with suspicion and scorn.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: The Guardian

As the internet and audiences grew, so did the bile.

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.