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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAn epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan. Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site. The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.” Jessica on why Zerlina’s stance against rape as natural and inevitable is so important. After you’ve read that, thank Zerlina for her [...]
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Jess Rocks it Out, Talks Purity Balls with Anderson Cooper

TweetJos mentioned it briefly in Friday’s What We Missed, but did you see our girl Jessica Valenti rock it out on Anderson Cooper last week? Cooper devoted an episode of his daytime show to purity balls, virginity pledges and the like. Jessica was representing on the show, pushing back against the dangerous rhetoric of other [...]
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Affirmative consent is hot

Tweet Yes Means Yes gets the Feminist Ryan Gosling treatment. He can ask me for consent any day. Tweet
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The Purity Myth, the documentary

TweetFeministing’s Founding Executive Editor and general bad-ass feminist author Jessica Valenti wrote a book a while back you may or may not know about titled, The Purity Myth. Well, apparently the book was such a hit, that the Media Education Foundation decided to make a movie out of it — and shit, is it good. [...]
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This is what a mother looks like

TweetOur own Jessica Valenti wrote an incredibly brave and powerful piece for the Guardian on the premature birth of her daughter (and my niece) Layla Sorella, and the complex emotional journey that followed. While personal, it’s one that any mother or parent could relate to around the societal pressures to love your child completely and [...]
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