Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

Seal Press - In unscrewed, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, power and what we accept. Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, their fault, in fact, but instead are side effects of what she calls our "era of fauxpowerment, " wherein women have the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it.

Exploring the fault lines where media, unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, and education impinge on our intimate lives, religion, politics, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves. With reportage and verve, unscrewed builds a searing investigation into the state of sexual power in America, and outlines how to make real progress toward equality.

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All - . An urgent account of sexual politics, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forwardAs a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, feminism, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes.

What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety

Seal Press - Friedman decries the hypocrisy and mixed messages of our culture we're failures if we don't act sexy, but deserve "whatever we get" if we have a drink at a party and wear a skirt, decode the damaging messages all around them, but we're sluts if we actually pursue sex; we need to be protected from rapists lurking in bushes, and encourages readers to separate fear from fact, and discover a healthy personal sexuality.

Co-editor of yes means yes gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity. In this empowering, accessible guide, jaclyn friedman-co-editor of Yes Means Yes-gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity.

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

Seal Press - With commentary on public sex education, mass media, pornography, Yes Means Yes is a powerful and revolutionary anthology. 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.

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.

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

Used book in Good Condition. 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.

Ask: Building Consent Culture

Thorntree Press - To resist rape culture, we need a consent culture—and one that is more than just reactionary. Used book in Good Condition. Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission?” Violating consent isn’t limited to sexual relationships, and our discussions around consent shouldn’t be, either.

In ask, kitty stryker assembles a retinue of writers, interacting with law enforcement, and activists to examine how a cultural politic centered on consent can empower us outside the bedroom, whether it’s at the doctor’s office, journalists, or calling out financial abuse within radical communities.

Ask: Building Consent Culture - Left confined to intimate spaces, consent will atrophy as theory that is never put into practice. The multi-layered power disparities of today’s world require a response sensitive to a wide range of lived experiences. More than a collection of essays, ask is a testimony and guide on the role that negated consent plays in our lives, examining how we can take those first steps to reclaim it from institutionalized power.

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Oxford University Press - She applies her powerful theory to a wide range of public life but particularly politics. The paperback features a new preface to the paperback edition discussing the extensive publicity and discussion that accompanied hardcover publication. Down girl is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics.

Used book in Good Condition. Rather, punishing, policing, it's primarily about controlling, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. Kate manne argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones, " and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

St. Martin's Press - There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist. Damon young: "like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes. Melissa harris perry: “i was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget, ignore, or erase us black girls.

. I was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper. Michael eric dyson: “Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today. And she will make you laugh out loud. So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. When cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - But homegirls emerge as heroes. In the black feminist tradition of audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Far too often, black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy.

It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon. An emma watson "our shared shelf" selection for November/December 2018 Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic: "Funny, pithy, wrenching, and pointed.

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

Da Capo Lifelong Books - A timely and brilliant book. Jessica valentiEvery seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, or just an average Joe or Joanna, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person. In asking for it, kate harding combines in-depth research with a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims.

In the era of #metoo, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, a clear-eyed, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it. Used book in Good Condition. Da capo Lifelong Books. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, as a society, Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Harper Perennial - Da capo Lifelong Books. Like rebecca solnit’s men explain things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone. Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, Lyz Lenz, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, and Claire Schwartz. Vogue, belittled, denigrated, “10 new books to add to your reading list in 2018” * elle, and aggression they face, patronized, “19 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” * buzzfeed, “33 most exciting new books of 2018”in this valuable and revealing anthology, insulted, besmirched, blown off, violence, “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Hello Giggles, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, “25 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” * Huffington Post, discredited, shamed, “21 Books We’re Most Excited to Read in 2018” * Boston Globe, gaslit, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, “10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018” * Harper’s Bazaar, mocked, bullied” for speaking out.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture - Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. New york times bestseller edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, assault, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, and harassment head-on.

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Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Atria Books - Yet there are so, horrifying acts of misogyny to the subtle drip, ranging from blatant, so many legitimate reasons for us to feel angry, drip drip of daily sexism that reinforces the absurdly damaging gender norms of our society. We are so often encouraged to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, anger is a vital instrument, yet how many remarkable achievements would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Approached with conscious intention, a radar for injustice and a catalyst for change.

A work of great spirit and verve” time, Rage Becomes Her is a validating, energizing read that will change the way you interact with the world around you. In rage becomes her, soraya chemaly argues that our anger is not only justified, it is also an active part of the solution. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power—one we can no longer abide.

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger - . Used book in Good Condition. Da capo Lifelong Books. Relentless and revelatory. The new yorker “Urgent, enlightening. The washington post rage becomes her is an “utterly eye opening” Bustle book that gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage.

The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions

Haymarket Books - Haymarket Books. Used book in Good Condition. In a timely follow-up to her national bestseller men explain Things to Me, the recent history of rape jokes, Rebecca Solnit offers indispensable commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, the gender binary, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, misogynistic violence, and much more.

In characteristic style, keen analysis, Solnit mixes humor, and powerful insight in these essays. Da capo Lifelong Books.

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Nation Books - What do women want? the same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.

Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women's happiness-and that doing so will make men's lives better, too. In the h-spot, filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues--from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending--would swiftly be resolved.

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness - Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. For women, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, location, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, class, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, as Jill Filipovic has done, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, though, and identity.

Da capo Lifelong Books. Used book in Good Condition. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher.