Jessica Valenti

  • Jessica Valenti is the author of "The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women" (2009) and "Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters" (2014). She is editor of the award-winning anthology "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape" (2019) and the founder of, which Columbia Journalism Review calls "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media." Jessica was the recipient of the 2011 Hillman Journalism Prize and was called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian.

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