Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator, and activist, and the editor of the hit book 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).
Her new book, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, was published in November 2011, and was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award in Women’s Issues. (Read reviews here.)
Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, the BBC, Democracy Now, To The Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows, and her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, The American Prospect, and The Huffington Post. She is a SheSource expert, and was named one of 2009’s Top 40 Progressive Leaders Under 40 by the New Leaders Council.
Friedman is a founder and the Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, where she recently led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech ban to content that promotes gender-based violence. She is also a charter member of CounterQuo, a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways we respond to sexual violence. Friedman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.
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