Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Feminist Blogger Speaks At TTU

A woman who describes herself as a "feminist blogger and author" gave a speech at Tennessee Tech University last night entitled, "Feminism: Alive and Well?" According to Jessica Valenti, it is indeed. She says "all of this nonsense about young women not calling themselves feminists, or young people being socially unengaged and politically apathetic is bull." Valenti’s visit to TTU is just one of a series of events on campus during National Women’s History Month. Her visit was sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center in collaboration with Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Valenti is the founder and editor of Feministing.com, and has also written three books, including one called The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women.