Presented by Papercuts J.P. and UForge Gallery: a discussion on feminism and modern womanhood with Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of SEX OBJECT, and journalist Rachel Hills, author of THE SEX MYTH.
In the bold and honest new SEX OBJECT, Jessica Valenti explores drugs, sex, harassment, assault, bad boyfriends, too-nice boyfriends, abortions, birth, class anxiety, impostor syndrome, work, death threats, resistance, and family. Illuminating the contemporary female experience, and the woman who is helping to shape it, SEX OBJECT is a must-read of 2016.
Rachel Hills, journalist and author of THE SEX MYTH will interview Jessica Valenti about what it means to be a woman in today's world. Don't miss these important feminist voices as they come together for an evening of conversation.
Praise for SEX OBJECT
“Jessica Valenti is widely known as a feminist leader—with this stunningly brave and often funny memoir, we get a chance to know her as a human being. This is an incredibly powerful book. I can’t recommend it loudly enough.”
—Jill Soloway, writer, producer, creator of the Emmy-winning show Transparent
“Adrienne Rich wrote, ‘When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.’ In Sex Object, Jessica Valenti tells her truth with stunning vulnerability and courage, defying easy answers and daring us to look away. You won’t forget it.”
—Irin Carmon, New York Times bestselling author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Deeply moving, honest, and unflinching, Sex Object secures Jessica Valenti’s place as one of the foremost writers and thinkers of her generation. Her personal story highlights universal truths about being a woman, and makes the case for why feminism today is an unstoppable force.”
—Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
General Admission: $7
Admission + SEX OBJECT: $30
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This event will be recorded for the Papercuts J.P. Audio Broadcast.
Publication date June 7, 2016
Jessica Valenti is a columnist for The Guardian US. She is the founder of Feministing.com and her articles have topped the most-read lists at The Guardian US, Atlantic, Washington Post, and The Nation. She has also written for the New York Times, Salon, American Prospect, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, and The Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Rachel Hills is an Australian journalist living in New York City. Her work has been published widely both in print and online, in publications including Vogue, NYMag.com, Cosmopolitan, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and many others. Her blog, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman, has more than 100,000 subscribers spanning the globe.