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Unscrewed
Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All
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What bestselling authors like Sheryl Sandberg and Brigid Schulte have done for women's work lives, Jaclyn Friedman does here for women's sexuality: spark a culture-wide rethink about what's accepted as normal, urging us all to try for something better. Not only that but she does it with warmth, irreverence, and candor reminiscent of Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist and the fiery conviction of her own co-edited anthology Yes Means Yes!

In Unscrewed, Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear that women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault, but instead are side effects of our 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.

What bestselling authors like Sheryl Sandberg and Brigid Schulte have done for women's work lives, Jaclyn Friedman does here for women's sexuality: spark a culture-wide rethink about what's accepted as normal, urging us all to try for something better. Not only that but she does it with warmth, irreverence, and candor reminiscent of Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist and the fiery conviction of her own co-edited anthology Yes Means Yes!

In Unscrewed, Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear that women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault, but instead are side effects of our 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.

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  • Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape, which was named one of Publishers' Weekly's Top 100 Books of 2009. She was named one of 2009's Top 40 Progressive Leaders under 40 by the New Leaders Council. She is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences and has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To the Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows. Her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and the Huffington Post.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Narrating her own work, Jaclyn Friedman delivers an emotionally charged performance that explores contemporary sexual politics-- specifically how "fauxpowerment" undermines female sexual power and what can be done to combat its pervasiveness. The author reveals that sexual expression is complicated and often comes at a high cost for women and girls. Consider the common practice of slut-shaming in which women and girls are judged harshly--and exclusively--for perceived deviations from expectations around their sexuality, including simply their appearance. Friedman's compelling examples and well-researched arguments are persuasive. However, her delivery is characterized by upspeak that is distracting and a timbre that is unpleasant. Some listeners may find that the uneven narration overshadows the provocative message, which would be truly unfortunate. A.S. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
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