Jill Filipovic

Jill Nicole Filipovic (born August 3, 1983)[1] is an American author and lawyer.[2][3][4]

Jill Filipovic
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Born (1983-08-03) August 3, 1983 (age 37)
EducationNew York University (BA, JD)
OccupationWriter, attorney
Known forBlogging at Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Feministe
Spouse(s)Ty McCormick (m. 2018)
Websitejillfilipovic.com

EducationEdit

Originally from the Seattle area, Filipovic attended Shorewood High School.[5] She earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and politics and a minor in gender and sexuality studies from New York University.[6] She then earned a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law in 2008.[7]

CareerEdit

Filipovic was hired by Cosmopolitan to write for the cosmopolitan.com blog in April 2014.[8] Prior to that she was a columnist for The Guardian[9] and, since 2005, a blogger at Feministe, one of the largest feminist blogs.[10][11][12] She has written articles and essays for The New York Times,[13] The Washington Post,[14] Time,[15] and CNN,[16] and has authored two books: The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness (2017) and OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind (2020).[17]

Men's rights groupsEdit

Filipovic has been an outspoken critic of A Voice for Men.[18] Michelle Goldberg, writing in The Washington Post, said she had been "singled out by [men's rights groups]" for her criticism.[19] She was also cited in Hate Crimes in Cyberspace as a victim of hate crimes for her feminism.[20] According to Kerryn Goldsworthy, she has been googlebombed by her detractors.[21]

TSA and civil libertiesEdit

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener was fired after Filipovic blogged about an incident in which a handwritten comment was left in her luggage.[22] She later wrote "I would much prefer a look at why 'security' has been used to justify so many intrusions into our civil liberties."[23]

Beauty pageantsEdit

Filipovic has been noted for her writing about beauty pageants, saying "the norms that these contests promote are unfortunately not ... obsolete ... we pay lip service to women's rights, but focus more on how good women look in a bathing suit."[24]

Name changesEdit

Filipovic's opposition to name change for women who marry, published in The Guardian in 2013 as "Why should married women change their names? Let men change theirs", was cited as recommended reading on the social construction of gender in Critical Encounters in Secondary English: Teaching Literacy Theory to Adolescents by Deborah Appleman (2014).[25][26] Filipovic married Ty Lohrer McCormick in 2018, and kept her last name upon marriage.[27][28]

Domestic violence and asylumEdit

Filipovic has criticized Jeff Sessions's directive to refuse grants of asylum to women fleeing domestic violence. She emphasized that women who suffer domestic violence in places where the government refuses to protect them are being persecuted. She stated that "Sessions, because of his deep antipathy toward immigrants and his misogynistic worldview that domestic violence is a private family matter, has undercut this promise of safe harbor – and taken a law meant for protection and turned it into a cudgel of sexist cruelty."[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Filipovic is of Serbian descent through her father's side of the family.[30] She married Ty Lohrer McCormick in 2018.[27][28]

AwardsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Filipovic, Jill (2008), "Offensive feminism: the conservative gender norms that perpetuate rape culture, and how feminists can fight back", in Jaclyn Friedman; Jessica Valenti (eds.), Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Seal Press, ISBN 9780786727056
  • Filipovic, Jill (2017), The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, Nation Books, ISBN 978-1568585475
  • Filipovic, Jill (2020), OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-1982153762

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Filipovic 2013.
  2. ^ "Opinion | The All-Male Photo Op Isn't a Gaffe. It's a Strategy. - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lawyer Jill Filipovic - New York, NY Attorney". Avvo. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jill Filipovic. "Jill Filipovic on Twitter: "It's my birthday and my boyfriend just came home with my favorite flowers and three bags of cat litter because #TrueLove."". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Seattle students new to New York get a lesson in terror - and in a city's bravery | The Seattle Times". archive.seattletimes.com.
  6. ^ "Jill Filipovic | HuffPost". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Annual conference: speakers, NYU Law Center for Reproductive Conference, 2014, archived from the original on July 15, 2015 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Nicole Levy (April 25, 2014), Cosmopolitan.com hires Jill Filipovic, burnishes feminist cred, Capital New York
  9. ^ "On Gender and Other Agendas", The Guardian, retrieved July 20, 2015 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Twitter, Feminism and Race: A Roundtable, NPR, August 26, 2013
  11. ^ "About Jill", Feministe (blog), retrieved July 20, 2015 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Chittal, p. 356.
  13. ^ Filipovic, Jill (September 10, 2015). "The Pope's Unforgiving Message of Forgiveness on Abortion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  14. ^ Filipovic, Jill (June 12, 2015). "How a new generation of activists is trying to make abortion normal". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  15. ^ Filipovic, Jill. "Sex and the Single Boomer in Fear of Dying". TIME.com. Retrieved December 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ By Jill FilipovicUpdated 9:21 AM ET, Sat May 6, 2017 (May 6, 2017). "The white guys are back in charge (opinion)". CNN. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ Filipovic, Jill (August 11, 2020). OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-9821-5376-2.
  18. ^ Anna Merlan (October 24, 2014), "Men's Rights Idiots Impersonating Domestic Violence Prevention Group", Jezebel
  19. ^ Michelle Goldberg (February 20, 2015), "Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire", The Washington Post
  20. ^ Citron 2014, pp. 111–112.
  21. ^ Kerryn Goldsworthy (March 27, 2007), "Jill Filipovic and the Googlebomb", Pavlov's Cat (blog)
  22. ^ Jill F (October 24, 2011). "Your tax dollars at work". Feministe. Archived from the original on November 1, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ TSA fires Newark Airport screener for personal note in luggage, Reuters, October 28, 2011
  24. ^ Day 2015, p. 197.
  25. ^ "Why should married women change their names? Let men change theirs | Jill Filipovic | Opinion". The Guardian. Retrieved August 17, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ Appleman 2014, p. 85.
  27. ^ a b "Jill Filipovic, Ty McCormick - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. February 4, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ a b "Why I Changed My Mind About Marriage". Cosmopolitan.com. February 13, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ Filipovic, Jill (June 21, 2018). "Why Trump thinks domestic violence victims don't deserve asylum". The Guardian. Retrieved July 22, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ "Interview with Jill Filipovic, Writer and Editor of the Website "Feministe"". Drinking Diaries. September 25, 2013.
  31. ^ "Society of Professional Journalists | Sigma Delta Chi Awards". www.spj.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  32. ^ "ELLE, The Nation, Esquire, Others, Among Planned Parenthood's 2015 Maggie Award Recipients :: Planned Parenthood". www.plannedparenthood.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  33. ^ "Society of Professional Journalists | Sigma Delta Chi Awards". www.spj.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  34. ^ "2014 Award Recipients and Photo Gallery". THE NEWSWOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW YORK. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
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