Jessica Valenti

Contributing Editor

Jessica Valenti is a columnist and author of five books on feminism, politics, and culture. Her latest book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. Valenti is also editor of the ground-breaking anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media." She has a Master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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So We Can't Even Prosecute Our Rapists Now?
A 19-year-old North Carolina woman was shocked to learn that once you've said "yes" to sex, you apparently can't say "no."
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If Republicans Are Pro-Life, Why Don't They Care About My Child?
I want babies like my daughter to live and be healthy. What do Republicans want?
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Why Haven't Republicans Condemned Violent Political Rhetoric Until Now?
Yes, we should be talking about how language can incite violence—but only if both sides can face the truth.
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Forcing Women to Have Babies They Don't Want Is Costing Them Their Lives
And Democrats, of all people, are starting not to care.
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We're Missing the Point with Melania Trump
Whether or not FLOTUS hates her husband, she supports and enables everything he does.
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Men Don't Get to Say We Don't Need Safe Spaces
At least not until they, too, constantly fear for their safety.
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