Posts tagged "jessica valenti"

Military Ban Lifted On Women In Combat: Here’s What People Are Saying About It

Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted a ban that prohibited women from openly serving in combat roles in the military. This would entail overturning a 1994 rule…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Jessica Valenti, Author Of “Why Have Kids?” Plus, Enter To Win A Kindle Fire!

Go to the parenting section of any bookstore and there are hundreds of thousands of pages to read on how to do it and setting expectations for what…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Check Out “The Purity Myth” Documentary, Now On DVD

You’re (hopefully) already a fan of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, by Jessica Valenti, the kickass activist and blogger who co-founded But…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 9:20 am

Is Sarah Palin Allowed To Call Herself A Feminist?

Once upon a time, Sarah Palin was just a pit bull in lipstick. But speaking on May 14 to a PAC that finances anti-abortion female congressional candidates, Palin not only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2010 - 3:30 pm

VH1’s “The New Virginity”: Yet Another Documentary About Virgins

Virginity documentaries: they’re hot right now. A few weeks ago we reported on an upcoming documentary, “How To Lose Your Virginity,” by filmmaker Therese Shechter. But tonight at 11p.m. (EST),…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Jessica Valenti Of Feministing Proves Feminists Can Get Hitched, Too

If you call yourself a “feminist“—which basically means you believe women deserve the dignity, rights and respect afforded to men—then you can relate to how peeps come out of the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Rebranding Its Message

If you’re wondering who thought it was a good idea for Bristol Palin, pregnant at 17, to warn America’s teens not to have sex until they’re married, you’re not alone.

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

Don’t Miss Feministing’s Five Year Anniversary Party

Sigh. We remember back when Feministing was just Jessica Valenti’s small third wave feminist blog with a couple of her friends. But now one of our favorite blogs rolls nine…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Jessica Valenti Braves “The Today Show”

Jessica Valenti was on “The Today Show” this morning to promote her new book The Purity Myth. Instead of discussing her book in depth, the producers pitted her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 23, 2009 - 12:45 pm

The Purity Myth: How It’s Damaging Teen Girls

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality — and it’s entirely misplaced. Girls “going wild” aren’t damaging a generation of women, the myth of sexual purity…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Should Feminism Be Taught In School?

A UK based academic says feminism should be taught in schools. As a feminist blogger, I couldn’t agree more. Dr. Jessica Ringrose at the Institute of Education in London has…

Jessica Valenti | August 25, 2008 - 12:30 pm