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Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape
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RAGE OF CONSENT
Veronica I. Arreola


Review of Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape
Edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
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Utopian novels have grappled with the idea of a world without rape, but what would the path to that world look like? The controversial essays that make up Yes Means Yes! light the way along this very rough road and, not surprisingly, offer no easy solutions.

The book itself was conceived in controversy. A report on Women’s eNews a
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Emily Dahl
Jan 17, 2010 Emily Dahl rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, LOVE this book. It reinforced again and again concepts that I have argued for time and again in the past, and sincerely hope will become second-nature in the future:
-Rape is caused by Rapists. Period. There's nothing that you do to cause yourself to be raped.
-Girls and young women should be taught that their sexual desires are normal, and that both YES and NO are valid responses to the sex question.
-An "absence of no" shouldn't be the baseline for sexual encounters-- an "enthusiasti
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Katy
Dec 27, 2010 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: WGSS or WOST students, feminists
Recommended to Katy by: Dr. Tammy Birk
Absolutely amazing. I was completely enthralled with this book and genuinely sad when I finished all of the essays. I have to say, I thought that Julia Serano's essay "Why Nice Guys Finish Last" and Jaclyn Friedman's essay "In Defense of Going Wild" were LIFE CHANGING. I was sobbing by the end of both of them.

This is a great sexuality studies text and I intend to use it as a resource for my writing on these subjects in the future. It is extremely intersectional and brings elements like race, cla
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Tara
Jan 20, 2009 Tara rated it it was amazing
A couple of these essays weren't quite my jam, but overall this is a powerhouse of scholarly and speculative feminist work.
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My review of "Yes Means Yes" is in the Fall 2008 issue of Ms. magazine!
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Sep 12, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome book and absolutely a must-read, especially the essays by Stacey May Fowles and Heather Corinna.
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