Jessica Valenti is the founder of the popular and award-winning website Feministing.com
and the author of five books, including Sex Object: A Memoir
. Her 2009 book, The Purity Myth
, was made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. Her anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape
which was named one of the top 100 books of 2009 by Publisher's Weekly.
Valenti's writing has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms.
magazine, Salon.com and Bitch
magazine. She is also a widely sought-after speaker who gives dozens of speeches at universities and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.