Wendy Shalit was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Williams College in 1997.
Her essays have appeared in Commentary, Slate, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Her first book, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, was published by the Free Press in 1999.
The response from young women around the world prompted her to launch the group blog ModestlyYours.net, an online forum for women who don't have a voice in the mainstream media.
The Good Girl Revolution is her second book.
Wendy lives with her husband and son in Toronto, Ontario, where she enjoys various modern appliances such as the dishwasher, and has no desire to return to the 19th Century.
"Wendy Shalit’s first book, A Return to Modesty. . . created a storm when it was published nine years ago but whose influence can be detected in today’s campus chastity clubs, including here at Harvard. As a veteran of pro-sex feminism who still endorses pornography and prostitution, I say more power to all these chaste young women who are defending their individuality and defying groupthink and social convention. That is true feminism!"
— Camille Paglia, Harvard Feminism Conference Keynote, April 10 2008