Jessica Valenti

Writer, Columnist

Columnist for the Guardian U.S. and the author of “Sex Object: A Memoir.”

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When Jessica Valenti was 12, a man masturbated in front of her on a New York subway station platform.

Jessica Valenti: “Sex Object: A Memoir”

When Jessica Valenti was 12, a man masturbated in front of her on a New York subway station platform.

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