In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and feminist author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "no means no" model to one of enthusiastic consent and agency.
Yes Means Yes brings 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 combating rape. Yes Means Yes asks men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encourages women to enjoy sex instead of feeling ashamed about it, and ultimately, hopes our children will inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished. With commentary on public sex education, pornography, mass media, and more, Yes Means Yes is a powerful and revolutionary anthology.