The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to What Matters Feminist Blogger and Author Jessica Valenti March 11

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Immediate: February 17, 2010Media Contact: Alicia Steger - 516.572.9634Email: alicia.steger@ncc.eduncc.edu/newsreleases

The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to What Matters Feminist Blogger and Author Jessica Valenti. March 11

Garden City, NY – In celebration of Women's History Month, Nassau Community College is proud to present Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to What Matters featuring Jessica Valenti. The event, which takes place in the College Center Building at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, is free and open to the public.

Jessica Valenti is the founder and editor of Feministing.com, a news, comment and calls to arms blog that has half-a-million readers a month. She is the author of three books:  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. Valenti was also 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.

A resident of Queens, New York, Valenti has a Master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University.  She has appeared as a guest on the Colbert Report and has been featured in New York Magazine and the British newspaper The Guardian, among other publications.

For more information about "Full Frontal Feminism:  A Young Woman's Guide to What Matters," please contact Dr. Barbara Horn, Coordinator, NCC Women's Studies Project, at barbara.horn@ncc.edu or 516.572.7082.

About Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education.  More than 60 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island.  As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.  For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.

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