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Yes Means Yes

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This article is about the book by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti. For “yes means yes” as a ethical principle, see Consent § Affirmative.
Yes Means Yes
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Editors Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
Country United States
Language English
Subject Feminism
Published 2008 Perseus Books Group (Seal Press)
Media type Print
Pages 351
ISBN 978-1-58005-257-3
OCLC 227574524

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[1] and has inspired a sex education non-credit course at Colgate University.[2]

The book consists of a series of 27 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. The title is a reference to the popular “No Means No” campaign against date rape. 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.




  1. Cattano, Kelly (October 8, 2009). “KISC Creates Hook-Up Convos”. The Colgate-Maroon News. Archived from the original on December 11, 2009.

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My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

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