For those of you who were not at last night's event, it was AWESOME. With the help of UUAP Women's Forum, MSA, and the Center for Ethics in Public Life, we were able to bring Jessica Valenti to campus last night. Jessica is the founder of feministing.com, a feminist blog and online community, and the author of several books including 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 Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.
The title of Jessica's presentation was "Purity, sexism, feminism, and power." Following the 45 minute presentation, in which Jessica talked about feminism in general and current feminist activism. Jessica also discussed her latest book The Purity Myth: How America's Obsessions with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. Following her presentation, there was a question/answer session facilitated by a SAPAC volunteer and a book signing.
As one of the people responsible for the funding and planning this event, I am so happy at how it turned out! Jessica was truly an amazing speaker for SAPAC to bring, and we hope she can visit U of M in the future.
Again, thanks to everyone who came- all 350 of you! And most importantly, thank you Jessica!
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