Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Celebrates by going on a journey through what's changed for the better and worse in its wake, how that change happened and what's next in the fight to end sexual violence.
In the decade since Friedman's landmark first book Yes Means Yes was released, affirmative consent has become the gold standard for understanding sexual consent. It’s also become law across the country and around the world. From Slutwalks to the Obama White House to the #MeToo moment, Yes Means Yes has invigorated a movement to change the sexual culture for good. But all progress brings backlash, and the backlash against women claiming our bodily autonomy has been particularly fierce. In this interactive talk, Friedman celebrates the 10th anniversary of Yes Means Yes by taking us through what's changed for the better and worse in its wake, how that change happened, and what's next in the fight to end sexual violence.
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Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and creator of three books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009), What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, and her latest, Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Her podcast, also called Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire.