Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Jessica Valenti to present the new book “Sex Object.”
Valenti has been hailed as one of the foremost feminists of her generation by both The Washington Post and The Guardian, where she’s a regular columnist. In this outspoken memoir, the founder of the website Feministing and author of provocative books including Full Frontal Feminism and Why Have Kids? looks back over the sexist terrain that she, like most women, has had to negotiate since childhood. Is it “normal” for girls to be taunted? To be greeted by catcalls? If sexist language is just part of everyday life, what about more invasive and violent forms of sexual harassment? Combining evocative personal narratives with incisive feminist analysis, Valenti asks readers to reconsider their assumptions about what behavior is acceptable.