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She was hired by Cosmopolitan to write for the cosmopolitan.com blog in April 2014. Prior to that she was a columnist for The Guardian and, since 2005, a blogger at Feministe, one of the largest feminist blogs. She has written articles for the New York Times,Washington Post, and Time magazine, and been a commentator on CNN. 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.
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener was fired after Filipovic blogged about an incident in which a handwritten comment was left in her luggage. She later wrote "I would much prefer a look at why 'security' has been used to justify so many intrusions into our civil liberties."
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."
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). Filipovic married Ty Lohrer McCormick in 2018, and kept her last name upon marriage.
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."
Filipovic is of Serbian descent through her father's side of the family. She married Ty Lohrer McCormick in 2018.
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, ISBN9780786727056
Filipovic, Jill (2017), The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, Nation Books, ISBN978-1568585475
Filipovic, Jill (2020), OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind, Simon and Schuster, ISBN978-1982153762