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Feminist blogger reschedules NDSU visit

Feminist blogger and writer Jessica Valenti is set to come to NDSU Sept. 17 to present "Why Feminism (Still) Matters: Sexism, Culture and Activism" at 5:30 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall. 

The Women and Gender Studies program at NDSU is hosting Valenti's visit, which was originally scheduled for April 9.

"We are grateful for the Laurie Loveland endowment that provides funding for well-known, contemporary women speakers to inspire students. Jessica Valenti will challenge students to think about issues of equality and oppression, and she will do so with humor and appeal to a college-aged audience," said Ann Burnett, professor and Women and Gender Studies program director.

Valenti is a columnist for Guardian US, and has written the books "Full, Frontal Feminism," "Why Have Kids?" and "The Purity Myth." She also is the editor of the award-winning anthology, "Yes Means Yes." In addition, she is the founder of, a website intended as a source for feminist news and ideas by and for young feminists.

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