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Jessica Valenti

Feminist Activist

Jessica Valenti is a blogger and feminist writer from New York City. She is the founder and Executive Editor of the feminist blog Feministing.com. Valenti received her master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, has blogged for NARAL Pro-Choice America, and has worked as a freelance contributor for Ms. magazine. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Nation, TPMCafe, and Alternet.
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Jessica Valenti's Opinions

Sex

Disagree
...I think the stud/slut [double standard is the worst] and that’s why I wanted it on the cover [of my book] because I think that it relates to so many other forms of discrimination, it hits women the hardest. I think the stud/slut thing is behind a lot of reproductive rights limitations, I think it’s behind a lot of violence against women, and this kind of fear of female sexuality and need to control it at all costs. And also I was called a slut in high school so it was also just personal.
29 Jun 2008    Source


Disagree
So I was talking to my editor and we were like, “Wouldn’t it be cool to do a double standard book, almost like a sexism handbook so when you’re out at the bar and someone says something ridiculous and sexist you can pull it out and be like, ‘That’s totally sexist and here’s why and here’s something you can do about it.’”
29 Jun 2008    Source


Agree
The only time it seems to be okay for women to enjoy sex is within the confines of a marriage, and even then you should be enjoying yourself because you're doing God's work and having babies, not because you might like the actual act.
12 May 2009    Source


Disagree
I think the idea that feminism is dead is dangerous because it leads women and men to believe that (1) they don't have to do anything; the work has been done, and that everything is okay now; and (2) it leaves them kind of alone, I think, in a struggle, and that's something I've seen a lot when I go to colleges and I speak to young women. They know that something is off; they know that the world [is] a sexist place... ...because feminism isn't widely accepted...
21 Dec 2009    Source


Agree
It isn't that anti-choicers don't understand why women get abortions - it's that they care so little about women's lives that any reason given to obtain an abortion is seen as "convenient." Some things that are convenient: Providing for your existing children. Going to college. Having enough money to eat, pay rent, keep the electricity on. Not dying.
16 Apr 2010    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

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Agree
Amanda Marcotte
Blogger, Author, Feminist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Gloria Steinem
Author, Feminist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Jakob Bachman
Blogger
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Peter Singer
Philosophy Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Jessica Alba
Actress, Celebrity, Beauty Icon
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Christina Aguilera
Singer
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Philosophy Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Mostly Disagree
Heartiste
Pickup Artist
25% agreement / 4 opinions

John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Don Marquis
Philosophy Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Christina Hoff Sommers
Philosophy Professor, Feminist Author
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Anders Breivik
Terrorist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Caroline Kennedy
Author, Attorney
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Sarah Palin
Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Jessica Valenti's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Jessica Valenti typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
Low Disagree Is a woman a 'slut' if she has one-night stands?
Low Disagree Has feminism gone too far?

Projected Opinions

Jessica Valenti's projected opinions are opinions Jessica Valenti is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Low Disagree Are pickup artist strategies effective?
Low Disagree Should pickup artist strategies be considered good education?