Feminism is making a comeback, led by courageous women who have remained in the trenches, trying to erase the misconceptions that feminists are just sad man haters and trying to wipe out the mysogyny that is embedded in American culture.
One such feminist leader is the best-selling author and popular Feministing.com blogger Valenti. By writing honestly about her experiences and shining a light on the large and small ways that females are exposed to harassment, objectification and sexual violence, Valenti is giving women the language and courage to work to change rape culture.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Washington University. This lecture is sponsored by the student organization, LIVE (Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education) and supported by Student Union; and co-sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Washington University; a reception and book signing will follow.