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FW: 2/5 UPDATE! Jessica Valenti Event 2/23, Sex Work Event 3/30, Events THIS WKEND, Seeking Essays/Interns

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* BUY DISCOUNT TIX NOW- LIMITED Tix for 2/23 Jessica Valenti event
* 3/30- Sex Work & Human Rights: Feminist Advocacy Strategies
* DONATE- Keep our ticket prices low or free!
* Web Design Volunteers & Bloggers Needed
* Partner Events this wkend & beyond
/ Call for Submissions


Paradigm Shift: New York City's Feminist Community
Proudly Presents


"The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession
with Virginity is Hurting Young Women"

A Discussion with JESSICA VALENTI
Author & Feministing.com Founder & Editor



Portion of the proceeds donated to Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls
Buy Tickets Now- this event will sell out!
Network with your community before & after discussion

"This book is solidly researched, candidly personal, and smartly political. Valenti skewers sexism from abstinence campaigns to pop culture. Every young woman should read The Purity Myth - and it sure as hell would help if every young man read it as well!"
- Robin Morgan, Author and Activist

"It's hard not to love Jessica Valenti. The Brooklyn-based founder of Feministing.com-the uncompromising, balls-out, feminist blog-is brilliant, beautiful, and not even 30 years old."
-BUST magazine

When: TUES, FEB. 23rd
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
The Tank
354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Subway directions:
Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.

Cost: $7 students/pre-paid, $10 at door
BUY TICKETS NOW: CLICK HERE

Partners include
The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership
Bluestockings
Chicks Rock, a program of The Women's Mosaic
NOW NYS YFTF

Participate!
Promote this event, and we will promote your org/event/blog
email with subject "2/23 Partner- Org Name"
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ABOUT JESSICA VALENTI:
http://jessicavalenti.com

BUY "The Purity Myth"- now out in paperback

ABOUT "THE PURITY MYTH":
The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti takes on issues ranging from abstinence-only education to pornography and exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure. Importantly, she also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframe the idea of "losing it." With Valenti's usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that valuing girls and women for their sexuality needs to stop-and outlines a new vision for how it can happen.

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Save the Date!
Paradigm Shift March 30th Event, 7pm @ The Tank:
Sex Work & Human Rights:
Feminist Advocacy Strategies

a screening & panel discussion
featuring Audacia Ray, Melissa Gira Grant and others!
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Your donation of any amount will directly support our online presence and event programming.

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Paradigm Shift Volunteers Needed
Web Designer & Web Design Assistant
- ParadigmShiftNYC.com design and maintenance (includes upcoming site upgrades and additions)
- newsletter design and deployment
- print material design
- online advertising and store management
* must know html and wordpress*
* experience with constantcontact a MAJOR plus *
* opportunities for growth *

Requirements:
- detail oriented
- able to attend staff meetings twice a month in NYC or call in remotely
- great communication skills
- passionate about feminism
- sense of humor :)

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Seeking Paradigm Shift BLOGGERS
community blog featuring editorials, personal essays, reviews, exclusive interviews and poetry
email submissions/comments to Morgan Boecher- Blog Supervisor & Editor
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Announcing New Paradigm Shift Staffers!
we are strengthened by their talent & passion
Rebecca Marcus- Digital Media Assistant
from Woodhull Inst. for Ethical Leadership
Morgan Boecher- Blog Supervisor & Editor
from Soapbox Inc.'s Feminist Winter Term
Winnie Yung- Volunteer/ Feminist Under 18
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Partner Events & Actions
check Blog for daily updates- upcoming events listed- right side
2/6- INDWELLING IV: Living in a Female Body: The Project Continues
2/9- Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls 4th Annual Rock-n-Roll Auction- Performances by Kaki King & Erin McKeown
2/11- 3rd Wave of Feminism & Beyond
2/18-2/21- Democracy 911 Retreat with Naomi Wolf
2/19- NOW NYC's Susan B. Anthony Awards honoring grassroots activists
3/8- RAHA Iranian Women's Collective= International Women's Day celebration
Soapbox Inc. Announces Feminist Summer Camp- June 2010! April deadline
NARAL Pro-Choice NY: Reproductive Health Act Factsheet and Q&A- GET INVOLVED!
Calls for Proposals & Essays
Call For Proposals: PERFORMING THE WORLD 2010: Can Performance Change the World?- March 1st Deadline
Call for Submissions- Feminists For Choice e-book Project- March 1st Deadline
Call for Submissions for Book: Feminist Education Now: Youth, Activism, and Intersectionality- July 5th Deadline

Interns Wanted
The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership- email Laura Sinkman, Program Coordinator
[address removed]

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Looking forward to seeing you on 2/23 & 3/30 and at our partner's events!

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