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The feminist powerhouse takes on the politics of food

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Jessica Valenti — called one of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation by the Washington Post — is a columnist for the Guardian US and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller.

In 2004, Valenti founded the award-winning blog Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.”

Jessica’s articles have topped the most-read lists at The Atlantic, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, and The Nation. She has also written for The New York Times, Salon, Bitch, and The Toast (RIP).

She has a Masters degree in Gender Studies from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

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