Feminism | Posted by Ama K on 08/17/2012

Sex and Christianity

I was born and raised a Christian. From the time I came out of the womb, I was immersed in a highly religious family, and I lived most of my life with blinders on. I never really questioned anything and just accepted whatever was said to me. As I got older, I got more curious and began questioning the beliefs I was raised with more. I still believe in God and consider myself a Christian, but there are many aspects of my religion that I don’t agree with.

At church one Sunday, I went to the teen service and the topic that week was virginity and sex before marriage. I personally don’t plan on waiting until marriage, but I was interested in what was going to be said. There were …

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Articles, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 11/21/2011

An Interview with Jessica Valenti

A few months ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Jessica Valenti – founder of Feministing, author of Full Frontal Feminism and awesome person all around.

For those not in the know, Jessica is the author of three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women which is being made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. Jessica is also the founder of Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review calls “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.”

Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The …

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 07/19/2009

Today is Sunday…

…and I’m really tired. So here are a bunch of other things to check out while I’m probably sleeping until dinner. Yayyy! 

On Speedboats, Albania’s Sex Trade Could Flare - NY Times

An Interview with Arianna Huffington - Forbes

Q&A with Gloria Steinem – The Seattle Times

Q&A with Jessica Valenti about her new book The Purity Myth – RH Reality Check

’30 Rock’ gets 22 Emmy Nominations (yesss) – LA Times

 
and… 
because I know you’ll all really appreciate this…
Seventeen has an extra-special quiz where you can find out what your accessories say about you.

You. Are. Welcome.

Happy Sunday!

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