Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape

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Seal Press, Dec 1, 2008 - Social Science - 361 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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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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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


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The Myth of Sexual Purity and How It Reinforces

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Jessica Valenti was called "a gutsy young third wave feminist" by the New York Times. She was included in the Guardian's Top 100 Inspiring Women list and has appeared on Anderson with Anderson Cooper, The Colbert Report, Today, and in the New York Times Magazine. She is a frequent lecturer at universities. She founded and has written three books, including Full Frontal Feminism.

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