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Jessica Valenti
Jessica Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called "head and shoulders above... show more



Jessica Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media."Her writing has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Ms. magazine. She is currently a columnist at the Guardian US. Jessica lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 7 years ago
Sex Object is not at all the book I thought it was going to be but I'm not entirely sure what I expected either. I had read Valenti's book Full Frontal Feminism a while back and had a sense of her style of feminism and that how she feels about the way women relate to men. Of course, not all feminism...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it 7 years ago
What it feels like to see a stranger smiling while rubbing himself or know that this is the price of doing business while female. That public spaces are not really public for you, but a series of surprise private moments that you can't prevent or erase. Pg. 65 This book is hard to rate. It was incre...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
It’s good that more women are desirous of, and able to, choose long-term birth control. Kids are interesting, but I can’t imagine anyone putting themselves through it unless they really want to. Valenti is writing from a similar place, although she had only recently become a mother when she wrote it...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 8 years ago
I appreciate what she's doing, but I'm again left feeling that I've outgrown Valenti's target audience-- which seems to be, at all times, the lowest common denominator. There's nothing wrong with that; it's important for people to have somewhere to start. But I don't think I'll be seeking out any mo...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 8 years ago
I absolutely love Jessica Valenti's work and this book was no exception. This is a great primer for feminism. Valenti uses her characteristic causal style (with lots of slang and swearing), which isn't for everyone, but definitely makes for an interesting and enjoyable read. The book is written in...
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