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BK: Jaclyn Friedman presents Unscrewed in conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay

    11/15/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn Store. 

    Jaclyn Friedman is sparking a culture-wide rethink about what’s accepted as normal when it comes to women’s sexuality, urging us all to try for something better. In Unscrewed, Friedman shows how the anxiety many women feel around issues of sexuality are side effects of a toxic culture. Dubbed the “era of fauxpowerment,” that culture gives women the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it. Exploring where media, religion, politics, and education overlap with feminist issues, Unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves. Exploring where media, religion, politics, and education overlap with feminist issues, Unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves.

    Jaclyn Friedman’s work has redefined the concept of “healthy sexuality” and popularized the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent that is quickly becoming standard on many U.S. college campuses. She is a popular speaker and opinion writer and the creator of two previous books: Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety. Friedman hosts the podcast “Unscrewed,” which Esquire and Marie Claire have both named one of the Best Sex Podcasts around. Twitter: @jaclynf Instagram: jaclynfable

    Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, editor and speaker. She is the former Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic and former Executive Editor of Feministing.com. She is the co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, NY Magazine, Medium, Talking Points Memo, Mic and Jezebel. Twitter: @TheSamhita Instagram: thesamhita

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    Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9781580056410
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Seal Press (CA) - November 14th, 2017

    An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward