Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author, @Medium columnist, Queens native. My bitch face never rests.

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This was not a good week for me to see that rat story

Watching multiple high-profile writers over the last year conflate editing with censorship & accountability with "cancel culture" has been really...something. What's been most interesting, tho, is seeing how few of them remain relevant after those resignation tantrums.

Like it took a lot of ego for someone like BW to think that her career would still flourish post-NYT. But it was that institutional relationship & the power that came with it that made people want to talk about her. Once it was gone...not so much

This is especially true when your beat is "brave contrarian" or whatever. Without that juxtaposition of your (smarter) colleagues, you're just writing into the ether

This isn't to say all of these people won't get their payday, because you can absolutely milk 'cancel culture' for book deals, speaking, etc. But the power is gone & the audience will never be the same

@carmenmmachado  In addition to being in terrible taste, love a movie that paints govt health rules as oppressive and those that break them the heroes! That definitely won't appeal to the people in this country who think a mask is a rights violation!

I fully stalked the asshole: turned all the lights off and stayed perfectly still on my couch. When it finally came out and ran under my bookshelf, I positioned a bunch of zap traps around it. Very satisfying but I do not recommend the smell of electrocuted mouse

There are so many high-profile women who were pro-choice their whole lives until the opportunity arose for a power grab. I almost have more respect for actual "pro-lifers" than I do women who cynically sell out other women


We’re drowning in videos of police abuse: cops cars running over protestors, an officer shoving a petite woman so hard she had a seizure, cops shooting rubber bullets at reporters on live TV. It’s clear who is escalating violence.

Looks like the First Lady of Japan pretended not to speak English for nearly 2 hrs to avoid talking to Trump

Sorry I'm still thinking about what conservatives' response would be if there were tapes of Michelle Obama saying "fuck Christmas"

It's fascinating to see people argue that women won't really be punished if abortion is illegal. Here are some things that have *already* happened to women despite Roe:

If there were pictures of little blonde children sleeping on cement floors covered in their own filth, it would take all of 24 hours to get them out

Just a reminder that one day Ivanka will try to distance herself from her father’s shameful legacy - and it’s our job to make sure she can’t.

Remember when this woman *went to jail* because she used her dad’s address to get her kids into a better school district?

This week my kid (nicely) asked me to stop inquiring about her day after school because "it is a little annoying to get the same question every day" and that if she had something important to tell me she would. SHE IS NINE WHAT THE FUCK

A woman went into premature labor while being detained, her baby died, and this is ICE’s response: “a stillbirth is not considered an in-custody death”