Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti is 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 which has been made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. She is the editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, which was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top 100 Books of 2009. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms., Salon, and Bitch magazine. She has appeared on The Colbert Report and the Today show, among others, and was profiled in The New York Times Magazine under the headline “Fourth Wave Feminism.” She received her Masters degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University.