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Valenti, Jessica

Overview
Works: 27 works in 127 publications in 5 languages and 6,957 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jessica Valenti
 
Most widely held works by Jessica Valenti
The purity myth : how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women by Jessica Valenti( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is a critique about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a young woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism."--Jacket
Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to why feminism matters by Jessica Valenti( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a range of topics, including pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more, the author provides young women a primer on why feminism matters
Yes means yes! : visions of female sexual power & a world without rape by Jaclyn Friedman( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern analysis of rape by the activist author of Full Frontal Feminism calls for a greater understanding of and respect for female sexual pleasure as part of a societal effort to end rape by having men see women as equal collaborators instead of sexual conquests
Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness by Jessica Valenti( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would-be parents must navigate the decision to have children amidst a daunting combination of cultural expectations and hard facts. And new parents find themselves struggling to reconcile their elation with the often exhausting, confusing, and expensive business of child care. If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support child rearing, then why do it? And why are anxious new parents flocking to every Tiger Mother and Bébé-raiser for advice on how to raise kids? Here, feminist author Jennifer Valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black-and-white "mommy wars" over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion.--From publisher description
The Purity Myth( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. With intelligence and wit, this film exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure, while presenting a powerful argument that evaluating girls and women on their sexuality needs to stop
He's a stud, she's a slut and 49 other double standards every woman should know by Jessica Valenti( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With sass, humor, and in-your-face facts, this book informs and equips women with the tools they need to combat sexist comments, topple ridiculous stereotypes, and end the promotion of insidious double standards
Madonna & me : women writers on the queen of pop by Jessica Valenti( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects pieces on the popular singer by women writers, covering a wide range of opinions on her life, her creative work, her sexuality, and her social significance
Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness by Jessica Valenti( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would-be parents must decide whether to have children amidst a combination of cultural expectations and hard facts. Valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white 'mommy wars' over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality, one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion
Sex object : a memoir by Jessica Valenti( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading that national conversation for over a decade and is widely credited with sparking the new wave of the women's movement. When Jessica launched Feministing.com in 2004, it quickly became the most popular feminist site online not just because of Valenti's news acumen and analysis, but because of her humor, frankness, and willingness to open up about her own life and struggles. At the Guardian US, Valenti's wildly popular column currently garners over 1M monthly views and she is frequently their most "shared" author. She is frequent commentator on national television and a heavily requested speaker. With Sex Object, Valenti moves away from politics and policy focusing instead on funny, painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments from her life that tell a broader story about modern womanhood. Structured in three acts to follow the arc of a woman's life, BODIES, BOYS, BABIES, the stories that highlight the book are about drugs, sex, harassment, assault, bad boyfriends, too-nice boyfriends, abortions, birth, class anxiety, impostor syndrome, death threats, resistance, and family. Valenti has authored a few books with smaller presses including Full Frontal Feminist (46k LTD) but this is the first time she is being published by a major publisher. With its controversial subject matter (there is a highly detailed chapter about getting an abortion), Sex Object is bound to make waves the same way Fear of Flying did in the '70s; We keep hearing the feminism is "having a moment"- luckily, we are publishing the leader of the pack"
Por qué tener hijos? by Jessica Valenti( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and ‘Full Frontal Feminism’ and ‘He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut’ author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the “No Means No” model—an approach that while necessary for where we were in 1974, needs an overhaul today.‘Yes Means Yes’ will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape. ‘Yes Means Yes’ aims to have radical and far-reaching effects: from teaching men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encouraging men and women that women can enjoy sex instead of being shamed for it, and ultimately, that our children can inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished. With commentary on public sex education, pornography, mass media, ‘Yes Means Yes’ is a powerful and revolutionary anthology
Sex object : a memoir by Jessica Valenti( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential.Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work and enthrall those who are just finding it
Perché avere figli? : viaggio di una neomamma alla scoperta di gioie e dolori di essere genitori by Jessica Valenti( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will it take to make a woman president? : conversations about women, leadership, and power by Marianne Schnall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House"--Amazon.com
Yes means yes! : visions of female sexual power et a world without rape( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to what matters by Jessica Valenti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to why feminism matters by Jessica Valenti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com, author of Purity Myth and other popular third-wave feminist books, and contributor to the The Colbert Report and New York Magazine, presents her "slangy, profane and disconcertingly funny" take on how to promote change
Awareness : inspiring stories about how to make a difference( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2014 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to why feminism matters
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Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to why feminism mattersYes means yes! : visions of female sexual power & a world without rapeHe's a stud, she's a slut and 49 other double standards every woman should knowMadonna & me : women writers on the queen of popYes means yes! : visions of female sexual power et a world without rapeAwareness : inspiring stories about how to make a difference
Alternative Names
Jessica Valenti Amerikaans schrijfster

Jessica Valenti scrittrice statunitense

ג'סיקה ולנטי

جيسيكا فالنتي

발렌티, 제시카 1978-

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