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Jessica Valenti

  • [Virginity is] a cultural ideology that conflates passivity — the act of not having sex — with superior morality.

  • ... claims about what's 'natural' have long been used to reinforce traditional gender roles and values. ... Even the notion that women should have children at all is based on the idea that a woman's inherent and most important role is that of mother. Shockingly, men's 'innate' roles are a lot more fun than the ones bestowed on women.

    • Jessica Valenti,
    • "Organic Sexism," in The Nation ()

Jessica Valenti, U.S. writer, founder of Feministing

(1978)