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New York City: JENNIFER

December 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Jennifer Baumgardner (right, on Broadway): author, activist, film-maker, Third Wave feminist.

“I feel nothing but excitement about the new generation of women. People say things all the time like, ‘It’s much worse now, if anything we’ve gone back.’ People look at things like Girls Gone Wild or the fact that girls cut themselves, or violent body images issues, and think it’s worse. But it’s not true, it’s not worse. The issue of early sexual contact for instance…certainly there are girls who aren’t self-protecting, but there’s also more girls in charge of their libido and having a sense of sexual expression, before they find themselves being 40 and finally getting their first vibrator.”

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shelby // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

    When I have a daughter one day, I will buy her very first vibrator when she gets her first period

  • 2 Jewish Women and College Education « from the rib? // Feb 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    [...] I’m heading over to Bluestockings to listen to some serious feminist voices like those of Jennifer Baumgardner, Nona Willis Aronowitz, and Susan Bee. These women have so much in common and one of these traits [...]

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