Jessica Valenti (New York, NY): Jessica Valenti is the founder and editor of the popular blog and online community, Feministing.com, and the author of three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. She is also a co-editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Valenti’s writing has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, Ms. magazine, Salon.com and Bitch magazine. She received her Masters degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, where she is now a part-time lecturer. Valenti speaks at universities and organizations across the country on feminism, blogging, and politics.
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