On campus with Jessica Valenti and Carol Costello


On campus with Jessica Valenti

Jessica ValentiYoung feminists from UA and surrounding campuses gathered to hear Jessica Valenti on March 11.

The author of Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters and executive editor of Feministing.com, shared her views of 21st century feminism with a friendly audience of third wave and second wave fans.

Read her brief post about her visit to Akron and the comments it generated. And just so you know, the UA Women’s Full Frontal FeminismStudies Program did take her to dinner at Vegiterranean, right here in beautiful downtown Akron.

See what she had to say about feminism in her June 5, 2007, appearance on the “Colbert Report.”

Read her article, “The Sisterhood Split,” about the generational conflict between feminist Obama and Clinton supporters in The Nation.

Check out her posts on www.feministing.com.

CNN’s Carol Costello attracted crowd during Women’s History Month

Carol CostelloAward-winning journalist Carol Costello of CNN awed her listeners when she spoke at The University of Akron on March 3 to kick off Women’s History Month events.

“Sexism in the Media” was her topic, and she repeatedly asked the question, “Are we giving in to sexism?”

But while she did not give a definitive answer to her query, she did share some provocative anecdotes from the broadcast world that provided insight on the issue.

To find out more about what she said, read Akron Beacon Journal coverage of her noon speech.

Costello is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a weekend reporter for WAKR-TV in Akron, went on to anchor “CNN Daybreak” and now is a contributor to CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

Get the details of other Women’s History Month happenings on our Events page. 

Add your comments about Women’s History Month events you have attended this year. Just click on the “Comments” link below this post.

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  1. […] Posted on May 6, 2008 by Paula Maggio Miss out on meeting Jessica Valenti when she appeared on campus as part of Women’s History Month events in March? Well, a writer for Artemis, the […]

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