Stories by Jessica Valenti

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

We're sending girls the wrong message – that without their virginity, they're damaged goods.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2010, Source: The Nation

When a female candidate with antiwoman policies pops up, let's use it as an opportunity to re-establish what feminism is and to support the up-and-comers in our midst.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: The Nation

Progressives have to fight to ensure that abstinence groups don't regain their cultural footing.

Posted on: May 3, 2009, Source: Seal Press

Boys are taught that the things that make them good are universally accepted ethical ideals; women are told our worth lies between our legs.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

First-ever congressional hearing on the rights of trans-folk at work.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Seal Press

"Slut" is applied to women engaged in any activity besides knitting, praying, or sitting perfectly still lest any sudden movements be deemed whorish.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: The Nation

Instead of calls for togetherness, feminists should use this election as a chance to learn from each other and to create the movement we want.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008, Source: The Nation

Some cities are using segregated public transportation to make women safer. But instead of preventing sexism, in many ways, this trend excuses it.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

Young feminist leader Jessica Valenti gives her reasons for supporting pro-choice politicians, and wants to know yours.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2008, Source: The Nation

Right-wing women benefit from promoting anti-feminist values -- at the rest of our expense.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jessica Valenti: Why is it that feminism is always blamed for tacky sexist trends?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2007, Source: The Guardian

Everyone receives abuse online but the sheer hatred thrown at women bloggers has left some in fear for their lives.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Piety and eyeshadow...

Posted on: Mar 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jessica Valenti: The Feminist Sorority

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Tuesday's <a href="http://alternet.org/story/46138/">article</a> on young women, club culture and rape has the feminist blog world hopping mad.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Not only is abstinence education ineffective; it can have dangerous health effects on girls.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The conservative movement's obsession with gender roles is keeping women poor.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Within a week, America lost three great women who worked for social change in different ways. Who will continue their work?