Full Frontal Feminism

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Immediate: February 17, 2011Media Contact: Alicia Steger – 516.572.9634 E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

Jessica Valenti Nassau Community College Presents Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to What Matters   Feminist Blogger and Author Jessica Valenti March 15

Garden City, NY – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Nassau Community College is proud to present Jessica Valenti, who will discuss Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to What Matters on Tuesday, March 15. The event, which takes place in the College Center Building at 1:00 p.m., is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled.

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.

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