Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jessica Valenti at Bluestockings

Sunday, May 17th @ 7PM - Free

Reading: Jessica Valenti “The Purity Myth”

American culture is plagued with concerns about the sexual purity of young
women. Please join Jessica Valenti in a reading and discussion of her new book
“The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young
Women,” in which she brings the full powers of her wit and intelligence to a
critique of the problematic cultural appraisal of girls and women based on
their sexual worth. Valenti is also the author of “Full Frontal Feminism: A
Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters” and “He’s a Stud, She’s
a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know.”