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Jill Filipovic

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

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


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]


She 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 for the New York Times,[13]Washington Post,[14] and Time magazine,[15] and been a commentator on CNN.[16] In 2017 her book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness was published. In 2020 another book of hers, OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind, was published.[17]

Men's rights groups

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 liberties

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 pageants

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 changes

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 asylum

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 life

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



  • 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 also


  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 2018.
  3. ^ "Lawyer Jill Filipovic - New York, NY Attorney". Avvo. Retrieved 2018.
  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 2018.
  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 2018.
  7. ^ Annual conference: speakers, NYU Law Center for Reproductive Conference, 2014, archived from the original on July 15, 2015
  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 2015
  10. ^ Twitter, Feminism and Race: A Roundtable, NPR, August 26, 2013
  11. ^ "About Jill", Feministe (blog), retrieved 2015
  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 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 2015.
  15. ^ Filipovic, Jill. "Sex and the Single Boomer in Fear of Dying". TIME.com. Retrieved 2015.
  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 2018.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 2019.
  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 2018.
  26. ^ Appleman 2014, p. 85.
  27. ^ a b "Jill Filipovic, Ty McCormick - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. February 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Why I Changed My Mind About Marriage". Cosmopolitan.com. February 13, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  29. ^ Filipovic, Jill (June 21, 2018). "Why Trump thinks domestic violence victims don't deserve asylum". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018.
  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 2016.
  32. ^ "ELLE, The Nation, Esquire, Others, Among Planned Parenthood's 2015 Maggie Award Recipients :: Planned Parenthood". www.plannedparenthood.org. Retrieved 2016.
  33. ^ "Society of Professional Journalists | Sigma Delta Chi Awards". www.spj.org. Retrieved 2016.
  34. ^ "2014 Award Recipients and Photo Gallery". THE NEWSWOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW YORK. Retrieved 2016.

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