Posts Tagged: jessica valenti

Notable NYC: 7/7–7/13

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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Come for Me, Katie Roiphe

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Backlash isn’t new to our Internet culture, but with Twitter and hot takes it does come for us a little faster.

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What to Read When You Are a Nasty Woman

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A list from Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay to celebrate the release of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America.

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jessica Valenti

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Jessica Valenti discusses her memoir, Sex Object, how the experiences she touches on in her book shaped her, and how she discovered herself outside of those experiences.

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Go Ahead, Feed the Trolls

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“If talking back to some random idiot makes me feel better—if it’s fortifying for my mental health—then I don’t care if I give some dumbass with 13 followers the flash-in-the-pan attention he’s been craving.” At the Nation, Feministing’s Jessica Valenti says, “Fuck the high road” and extols the virtues of (sometimes) feeding the trolls. (The above […]

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“Living in the Shaky Place”

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Jessica Valenti writes a powerful piece about her experience with PTSD after undergoing a severe illness during pregnancy and prematurely giving birth to her daughter. “I know now that the core of my trauma was the realization that life is out of my control. Life is unpredictable, scary and sometimes tragic. Believing anything else is […]

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