ARE YOU ON TEAM FUN? Author, podcaster and feminist troublemaker Jaclyn Friedman helps Sandra as they splash around the murky waters of consent. Going beyond no-means-no, they examine issues in heterosexual context, showing how to move from awkward to confident and from clunky to kind.
TOPICS: The sex-positive movement vs the anti-sexual-violence movement, unscrewing masculinity/media/sex ed, sexual liberation, romance, body language, making it sexy, bad sex vs violence, affirmative/enthusiastic consent, sex scripts, consent apps, coerced experiences, thinking ethically vs legally, body sovereignty, gender, unpacking old trauma, playing Gotcha, the rules, drugs and alcohol impairment vs taking the edge off, which questions are rapey and how to violate our very own boundaries!
“If we want to be truly free sexually, we all get to be free. You can’t be free on my body.” -Jaclyn Friedman
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, speaker and activist, and creator of the hit books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009, and #11 on Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Nonfiction of All Time list) and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety. Her podcast, Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire.
Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on the Today Show, Nightline, PBS News Hour, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and numerous other radio and television shows, and her commentary has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, Vox, Time, The Washington Post, Glamour and The Guardian. Friedman is a founder and the former Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, where she led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech ban to content that promotes gender-based violence. Friedman also holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.