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Review: Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Power and A World Without Rape edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

August 24, 2011


Cover: Yes Means Yes

Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Power and A World Without Rape is a collection of essays edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti. The premise for this anthology seems to be “how empowering women to have sex on their terms will end rape.” I thought this idea was pretty silly at the start…

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Review: The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

August 15, 2011


Purity balls. Abstinence-only education. Hyper-sexualized pop stars that profess to be virgins. Mainstream American society is sending girls and women mixed messages about their sexuality: they’re supposed to be accessible to men while simultaneously remaining “pure.” A woman’s sexual history is often treated as a measuring rod for how moral or ethical they are….

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Review: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide To Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti

August 12, 2011


Format: Paperback Published on: March 27th 2007 Published by: Seal Press Pages: 256 ISBN: 1580052010 Goodreads How many times have you heard a girl or young woman say something along the lines of “I’m not a feminist, but…” Feminism today gets a bad wrap: backlash culture tells us that feminism is either dead or…

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