Yes Means Yes
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|Publisher||Perseus Books Group|
|December 1, 2008|
|Preceded by||He's a Stud, She's a Slut (2008)|
|Followed by||The Purity Myth (2009)|
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape is a feminist book edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti published in 2008. The book was one of the 99 Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2009 and has inspired a sex education non-credit course at Colgate University. The title is a reference to the popular "Yes Means Yes" affirmative consent campaign against date rape, which calls for sexual participants to get a "yes" to each sexual act or escalation.
Contributors to the anthology include: Rachel Kramer Bussel, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Stacey May Fowles, Coco Fusco, Lisa Jervis, Heather Corinna, Julia Serano, Hanne Blank, and Margaret Cho. The book consists of a series of essays by various authors which all share the central theme of preventing rape by addressing the cultural and societal milieu that the authors say is complicit in enabling rape. Sexual consent, body image, self-esteem, and sexual violence are covered in the essays.
- "Best Books of 2009". Publishers Weekly. November 2, 2009.
- Cattano, Kelly (October 8, 2009). "KISC Creates Hook-Up Convos". The Colgate-Maroon News. Archived from the original on December 11, 2009.
- "Nonfiction Book Review: Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman, Editor, Jessica Valenti, Editor, Margaret Cho, Foreword by Seal Press (CA) $16.95 (361p) ISBN 978-1-58005-257-3".
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