By: PPMNS Intern Amanda P.
The first time I heard of Jessica Valenti, I was nineteen and a freshman at Minnesota State University of Moorhead. I was taking an Intro to Women’s Studies course and one of the required books was Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti. After reading the first page I was hooked. “What’s the worst thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back now. You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!) skank. Okay now what’s the worst thing you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.” Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult.” (Jessica Valenti Full Frontal Feminism pg. 8)