Yes Means Yes! by Jaclyn Friedman
Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

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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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Jessica Valenti is the founder and executive editor of Feministing.com. She also blogs for BushvChoice.com, NARAL Pro-Choice America's site. Valenti is the cofounder of The Real Hot 100, a national campaign aimed to bring attention to the work that young women activists are doing in the United States. She has an MA in women's and gender studies from Rutgers University and has worked for Legal Momentum, Planned Parenthood, the Women's Environment and Development Organization, and Ms. magazine. Jessica lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published December 2, 2008 by Seal Press. 388 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Self Help, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Early on, Thomas MacAulay Millar and Rachel Kramer Bussel explain how the ""no means no"" concept (sexual consent equals the absence of no) must be rejected in favor of a ""yes means yes"" mentality: the idea that consent means affirmative participation in the act itself, a broader definition tha...

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For all the increased equality, freedom and opportunity, the lingering threat of sexual violence continues to keep women “in their place.” The 30 writers of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, however, believe a societal shift toward truly valuing female sexual...

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Feminists have some unfinished business: the lingering threat of sexual violence continues to keep women “in their place.” However, the authors of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape argue that affirming female sexuality can help stop rape.

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