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Jessica Valenti is a feminist writer and blogger. She is the founder and editor of the popular blog and online community,, and the author of three books: Full Frontal[…]

A growing audience for a political blog means more critics and more opposition.


Question: What keeps you up at night?

Jessica Valenti:  What keeps me up at night? Stress from blogging keeps me up at night. What keeps me up at night is how to make Feministing specifically, but also just kind of the online world, better for feminists and more effective. I think -- you know, after doing this for a bunch of years, and I've been at it for five, it becomes more difficult every day, because the more readers you have, the more criticism you get. And especially when you're doing feminist work and you're doing political work, the more hatred you get also. And just trying to balance the negativity with the reality that you are making positive change in people's lives, and trying to remember that.

 December 11, 2009