Valenti rescheduled for Oct. 13October 1, 2012
Author and feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti will speak about feminism and the presidential election at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in King Chapel. Valenti is a blogger, and was called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian
Valenti’s three books are: “Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters,” “He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know” and “The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women.” “The Purity Myth” has also been made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. She is the editor of the anthology “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape,” which was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top 100 Books of 2009. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Ms., Salon and Bitch.
Valenti has won a Choice USA Generation award and the 2011 Hillman Journalism Prize for her work with feministing.com. She has appeared on “The Colbert Report” and “The Today Show,” and was profiled in The New York Times Magazine under the headline “Fourth Wave Feminism.”
She was originally scheduled to speak in March, but was unable to attend. The lecture, which is sponsored by the college’s Third Wave Resource Group, is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Cornell's Director of Media Relations