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

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

In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman 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.

Title:Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape
Edition Language:English

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

  • Ciara

    i expected to find this book irritating, because i find most of what jessica valenti is involved in irritating (see my scathing review of full frontal feminism for more), & i find a lot of discourse a...

  • Emily May

    A really powerful read. This book attempts to refute the notion that sex is something that happens to women - that they are conquests, not participants. It's also about how women enjoy sex as much as ...

  • Avory

    Read this book. No, really. Read. This. Book.I can't tell you how much the essays in this collection made me rethink my perspective on female sexuality, rape culture, what it means to be a woman in Am...

  • Elevate Difference

    Connections: The Apostate and Professor What If review...Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without RapeThe Apostate: My initial reaction when I heard about the anthology was m...

  • Yasmin

    A rather problematic book which has become something of a bible for neoliberal feminists. Here's an excerpt from my review:"Yes Means Yes rests at the nexus of two ideological points. One is a liberal...

  • Kari

    I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoy Feminist literature, but it isn't the best. Several of the essays seem to draw on forever, but others are simply incredible. Perhaps my favorite essay, "Hooking ...

  • Kate Gould

    This is one of the most exciting, stimulating, and intelligent books I've ever read. I had so many "f*ck yeah" moments reading it. I'd recommend it to every woman and to every man who wants to know wh...

  • Dalyn

    I liked this book quite a lot, as evidenced by the rating I gave it. I do recommend it. I thought it was a really thought-provoking, thoughtful collection of ideas and topics. But none of that is what...

  • Ms. Online

    RAGE OF CONSENTVeronica I. ArreolaReview of Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without RapeEdited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica ValentiSeal PressUtopian novels have grappled wi...

  • tom bomp

    My biggest problem with this book is that a lot of the essays don't really push into the visions promised by the title - they're to a large extent descriptions of what the authors have experienced. Th...