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Jessica Valenti is the executive editor of Feministing.
Emma Watson's Nude Photos Threat Was a Hoax—But It Was Still a Threat
Posted on: Sep 28, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Let's call out the aggressors who verbally attack and sexually threaten women for for speaking up.
Purity Balls, Plan B and Bad Sex Policy: Inside America's Virginity Obsession
Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian
We're sending girls the wrong message – that without their virginity, they're damaged goods.
How We Can Fight the Right-Wing's Absurd Hijacking of Feminism
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.
Virginity Movement on the Defensive, Scrambling to Rebrand
Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: The Nation
Progressives have to fight to ensure that abstinence groups don't regain their cultural footing.
Virginity Fetish: How Our Obsession With "Sexual Purity" Hurts Women
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.
Liveblogging Congressional Hearing on Trans Issues
Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet
First-ever congressional hearing on the rights of trans-folk at work.
He's a Stud, She's a Slut: The Sexual Double Standard
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.
The Sisterhood Split
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.
Are Women-Only Spaces the Solution to Sexual Harassment?
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.
Why Do You Vote Pro-Choice?
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.
Conservative Myths and the Women Who Love Them
Posted on: Jan 9, 2008, Source: The Nation
Right-wing women benefit from promoting anti-feminist values -- at the rest of our expense.
Feminism Blamed for Frat House Stripper Poles
Posted on: Sep 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Jessica Valenti: Why is it that feminism is always blamed for tacky sexist trends?
How the Web Became a Sexist's Paradise
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.
Looking HOT for Jesus
Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Piety and eyeshadow...
Is the feminist sisterhood more sorority than social justice?
Posted on: Mar 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Jessica Valenti: The Feminist Sorority
Feminist Blogs Respond to Club Culture and Rape Article
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.
Abstinence Double Standard Threatens Girls' Health
Posted on: Jun 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Not only is abstinence education ineffective; it can have dangerous health effects on girls.
A Good Job Is Hard to Find
Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet
The conservative movement's obsession with gender roles is keeping women poor.
Losing Our Feminist Leaders
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?
Who We Are
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