Stories by Jill Filipovic

Jill Filipovic is a lawyer in Manhattan who formerly served as the Gender and Reproductive Justice editor at AlterNet. More of her writing is available online at her blog, Feministe. subscribe to Jill Filipovic's feed

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: The Guardian

A study shows that bad relationships cause girls real damage. The lesson? Teach young women to value themselves.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: The Guardian

An anonymous Harvard sexual assault victim exposes a culture of exceptionalism that may lead to violence – but little change.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian

College students are being warned about every piece of potentially offensive literature.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Inventing problems with women's (and now men's) bodies and offering a 'cure' fuels the multi-billion dollar beauty industry.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: The Guardian

A new study reveals sexual regret isn't about sex itself.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: The Guardian

What can we do to change our disastrous corporate food culture?

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: Salon

It’s a sexist culture that wrings its collective hands over female “bad behavior” and uses the specter of sexual assault to keep women fearful

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: The Guardian

New York Times Magazine piece just talks about women . . . again. Doesn't everyone want balance?

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Pleasure-centered sexuality means that sex doesn't have to come with self-loathing or anxiety; sex doesn't have to be performative or even "normal".

Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: The Guardian

What does it say about society that websites where angry men shame their ex-lovers are thriving?

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: The Guardian

Conservatives are freaking out about the death of the traditional family. But the family appears to be getting better.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: The Guardian

The umpteenth rape comment reveals the real agendas and beliefs of the GOP as a whole.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012, Source: The Guardian

Lasting, loving relationships are built on intimacy.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: The Guardian

A webcam site featuring mostly underpaid women from non-Western countries gets the most views. What does that say about Western sexuality?

Posted on: Apr 26, 2011, Source: Feministe

Clothiers are now attempting to standardize sizing in the US, alleviating the pain of women everywhere. But why didn't they just do that in the first place?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

It's finally time to ring the death knell for traditional marriage.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2011, Source: Feministe

A Georgia bill would require women to file police reports when they miscarry. Let's get women to provide the sponsor with evidence: pictures of their used tampons.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2011, Source: Feministe

Does the conservative columnist Ross Douthat have any idea what pregnancy or childbirth actually entails?

Posted on: Jun 1, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

The murder of Dr. George Tiller is a logical outcome of increasingly violent rhetoric from pundits like Bill O'Reilly and radical pro-life groups.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

Each justice has their own identities, and these shape their judicial views. This seems to be controversial only if you aren't white and male.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

All around the world, abortion rights are increasingly seen as an individual choice, not an area for government intervention.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Amanda Marcotte, author of <i>It's a Jungle Out There</i>, tells you how to fight modern-day misogyny and have fun at the same time. Excerpt follows.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

On Super Tuesday, the feminist vote remains divided between Clinton and Obama -- but can the split be reconciled?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It’s worth raising a glass to <i>Roe</i> today -- but even more importantly, it’s time to get out and fight.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

College campuses are breeding grounds for HPV, the virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. A new vaccine offers protection, but many students can't afford it.