Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape- Various

Synopsis

‘Yes Means Yes’ is a book with a series of essays written by different feminists, looking at various issues around women’s sexual empowerment and rape and showing a variety of different approaches and thoughts to do with these issues.

Review

If you’ve been following my blog since I was reading ‘Yes Means Yes’ you’ll know that I was really into it and that it really got me thinking. So much so that I wrote several posts where I looked with more depth at some of the articles which emoted me the most (Here, here, here, here, here and here). I would say that most of the articles I did agree with at least to a point (unless they were more stories, which you can’t exactly disagree with anyway), but the ones I wrote about are the ones which most got me thinking or made me really feel something for the writer.

Because the articles are all written by different people, some men, some women, people who are transgender, people who are gay, people who are straight, and people from different communities and cultural backgrounds, you get a good variety of different views. The articles don’t always completely agree, but they all agree that something needs to change. They all agree that there is a rape culture which blames the victim, and which is supported in ways which aren’t always obvious.

I think this book is important to read, and I would recommend everyone to read it- not just girls or feminists- but everyone. Emotionally it’s not always an easy read, and some of the articles are easier to read in terms of writing style, but I do think they should still all be read.

I didn’t write a post about the last article, but it is a nice place to end the book. Where all else is scary and unsure the last article advocates having fun, which is a happy note to finish on

Please go buy it, borrow it, read it now, enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post

5/5

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Paperback (£13.16)

Because I think this book is so important I’m giving away one copy to a lucky reader, all you need to do is comment on this blog post to be in with a chance. You can gain extra votes through my social media channels. See the rafflecopter below for details and good luck!

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape- Various

  1. Jacqui

    I want to read this, now!

  2. Kat

    Yes please!

  3. Thank you for reviewing this book. I’ve just bought a copy and look forward to reading the essays. In the US, sexual assault on college campuses is a crisis. Greater awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault will help us move toward a world where students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked. We have a long way to go, but every time someone like you asks your friends (followers) to take a closer look, we move step closer.

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  8. Mary Preston

    Sounds like a powerful read.

  9. It really is, I would urge everyone to read it

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  13. Isi

    I’ve just finished an autobiographical comic on the same issue presented here – sexual abuses and press covering the news blaming the victim (she is always a prostitute, or a bad woman of any short).
    I’ll look for this book. I wish it wouldn’t be necessary nowadays to have books like these.

  14. Yes, me too. It’s interesting to read views on it though

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