Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape (Google eBook)

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Seal Press, Dec 2, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He's A Stud, She's A Slut author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--an approach that while necessary for where we were in 1974, needs an overhaul today.
Yes Means Yes will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape. Yes Means Yes aims to have radical and far-reaching effects: from teaching men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encouraging men and women that women can enjoy sex instead of being shamed for it, and ultimately, that our children can inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished. With commentary on public sex education, pornography, mass media, Yes Means Yes is a powerful and revolutionary anthology.
  

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Review: Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

User Review  - Josh Hornbeck - Goodreads

In continuing to do research for the play I'm writing about faith, pornography, objectification, and rape culture, I just finished reading "Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jesse Lehrer - Goodreads

Yes Means Yes! is a pretty solid collection of essays on consent, rape culture, empowerment, etc. on a variety of different communities. Some of the essays are really great and enthralling, covering ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ALLY
ANGER
AUTONOMY
BEAUTY
BIRTH CONTROL
BOOZE
BRA BURNING
MILITARY
MISOGYNYMISANDRY
MS
NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
NO
ORGASM
PATRIARCHY
THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL

CHIVALRY
CONSENT
CUSTODY AND CHILD SUPPORT
DADS
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WIFE ASSAULT
EDUCATION
EMOTION
EQUALITY EQUITY AND LIBERATION
FEMINAZI
FEMINISM
FRIENDSHIP
FUNDAMENTALISM
GENDER vs SEX
GENITAL CUTTING
GIRLS GONE WILD
A RECIPE
GUILT
HARASSMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
HEALTH
HOMOPHOBIA
HONOR KILLINGS
HOUSEWORK
INEQUALITY
INTERSECTIONALITY
JOBS
JOKES
KIDSCHILDCARE
LANGUAGE WORDS THAT MAKE WOMENDISAPPEAR
LISTENING
LOVE
An Interview with Two Authors
MADISON AVENUE ADVERTISING
MALE BASHING
MARRIAGE
MENS RIGHTS
PMS
POLITICALLY CORRECT
PORN
PRIVELEGE A Riddle
PROCHOICE ABORTION
QUOTAS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REVERSE DISCRIMINATION
RACE and RACISM
RAPE SEXUAL ASSAULT
RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR
RELIGION
SEX
SEXISM
SEX TRADE PROSTITUTION
SEXUAL ORIENTATION
SPORT
STALKING
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
TITLE IX
TRAFFICKING
UNDERCLASS POVERTY
UNIONS
VAGINAS VULVAS
FOUR REASONS WHY ITS AN ISSUE FOR GOOD MEN
WAVE CATCHING THE THREE WAVES OF FEMINISM
WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN
WOMENS SHELTERS and CRISIS CENTERS
WOMENS STUDIES
XX XY
YES
ZERO A Top Ten
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
CREDITS
Copyright

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Jessica Valenti is the author of three previous books, including The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. She is also the founder of Feministing.com, which the Columbia Journalism Review called "head and shoulders above almost any writing on women's issues in mainstream media." Jessica--called one of the top 100 inspiring women in the world by the Guardian--speaks at universities and organizations in the U.S. and abroad about feminism, activism, and media. She's been selected as a 2012-2013 fellow by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she'll research and develop a plan for a national think tank grounded in digital feminism and its communities. She lives with her family in Boston, but remains a New Yorker at heart.

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