14 Facts About Jessica Valenti


Jessica Valenti was the co-founder of the blog Feministing, which she wrote for from 2004 to 2011.

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Between 2014 and 2018, Jessica Valenti was a columnist for The Guardian.

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Jessica Valenti was raised in Long Island City, Queens, in an Italian-American family.

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Jessica Valenti graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City in 1996 and attended Tulane University in New Orleans for a year, and then transferred to the State University of New York at Albany, graduating in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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In 2002, Jessica Valenti received a master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies with a concentration in politics from Rutgers University.

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Jessica Valenti wrote a blog for NARAL Pro-Choice America and taught at Rutgers University from 2008 to 2010.

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Jessica Valenti writes that blogs like Feministing are helpful in encouraging activism in young people, and allow them to see current events with a feminist lens.

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Jessica Valenti left the site in February 2011, saying she wanted it to remain a place for younger feminists.

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In 2007, Jessica Valenti wrote Full Frontal Feminism, where she discusses the ways in which readers can benefit from being feminists.

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In 2008, Jessica Valenti published He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know.

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In 2020, Jessica Valenti was the co-editor of the anthology Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World with Jaclyn Friedman.

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Since 2014, Jessica Valenti has written regularly for The Guardian, where she is a columnist.

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Jessica Valenti has been the target of online threats and harassment throughout her career.

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In 2009, Jessica Valenti married Andrew Golis, former deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo, former general manager of Vox Media, and currently the Chief Content Officer for WNYC.

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