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Yes Means Yes

Yes Means Yes

Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Jaclyn Friedman (Editor); Jessica Valenti (Editor); Margaret Cho (Foreword); Lisa Jervis (Contributor)

  • Publisher: Seal Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Released: Mar 5, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781580058988


In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model—and the result was the groundbreaking shift to today's affirmative consent model ("Yes Means Yes," as coined by this book). 

With a timely new introduction, refreshed cover, and the timeless contributions of authors from Kate Harding to Jill Filipovic, Yes Means Yes brings 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 has 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.

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