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

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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 "HeOCOs A Stud, SheOCOs 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 NoOCO 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  - amongstories - LibraryThing

It’s not an easy thing to fit my thoughts and reactions to Yes Means Yes into a review. This is an incredibly provoking collection of essays that takes an honest look at views of sexuality in America ... Read full review

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User Review  - ryvre - LibraryThing

I'm not normally a fan of Jessica Valenti, but I liked the premise of this book enough that I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. Like any anthology, it had it's high points and low point ... Read full review

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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 lives with her family in Boston, but remains a New Yorker at heart.

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