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    • The Purity Myth

    • How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
    • By: Jessica Valenti
    • Narrated by: Abby Craden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes ranging from abstinence curriculum to Girls Gone Wild infomercials place a young woman’s worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, rather than values like honesty, kindness, and altruism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Valenti at her best

    • By booklover on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Sex Object

    • A Memoir
    • By: Jessica Valenti
    • Narrated by: Jessica Valenti
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You're Amazing Jessica

    • By Fleur De Lis on 13-11-16

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Full Frontal Feminism

    • A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters
    • By: Jessica Valenti
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore. Enter Full Frontal Feminism, a book that embodies the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com. This revised edition includes a new foreword by Valenti, reflecting upon what’s happened in the five years since Full Frontal Feminism was originally published.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish is read it sooner

    • By "tankgirl_3662" on 17-06-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Why Have Kids?

    • A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness
    • By: Jessica Valenti
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In Why Have Kids?, Valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white “mommy wars” over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion. Would-be parents must navigate the decision to have children amidst a daunting combination of cultural expectations and hard facts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It could be a good book, had it a different title

    • By A on 18-12-17

    Regular price: £20.39

    • He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know

    • By: Jessica Valenti
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Double standards are nothing new. Women deal with them every day. Take the common truism that women who sleep around are sluts while men are studs. Why is it that men grow distinguished and sexily gray as they age while women just get saggy and haggard? Have you ever wondered how a young woman is supposed to both virginal and provocatively enticing at the same time?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Holds up as a great introduction

    • By Kris H. on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £19.39