"Yes Means Yes": All Aboard the Virtual Book Tour

By Christine Cupaiuolo — February 2, 2009

It’s about time we wrote about the new book “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape.”

Featuring more than two dozen essays, “Yes Means Yes” breaks down attitudes toward rape and female sexuality while providing smart media analysis and commentary on current social and political issues, including funding for sex education, sexual violence against immigrant women, and the dangerous notion of “gray rape.”

“Yes Means Yes” is also a blog, written by the book’s contributors. Those contributors are appearing at readings around the country (check upcoming events for the latest schedule) AND they’re taking part in a virtual book tour that starts today.

The first event is a live chat at Feministing featuring the book’s editors, Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, and several contributors. The chat starts at 3 p.m. (EST).

Below is the lineup for the full tour. Note that Our Bodies Our Blog is scheduled to take part this Thursday, Feb. 5. We’ll hear from Brad Perry, sexual violence prevention coordinator at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and Lisa Jervis, founding editor and publisher of Bitch magazine (and writer and media advocate extraordinaire).

Please join the conversation at these sites:

Feministing – 2/2

Live chat with Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti, Miriam Perez, Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Cara Kulwicki

The F-Word – 2/3

Q&A with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

RH Reality Check – 2/4

Live chat with Julia Serano & Latoya Peterson

Our Bodies Our Blog – 2/5

Q&A with Brad Perry & Lisa Jervis

Shakesville – 2/9

Live chat with Jaclyn Friedman

Scarleteen – 2/10

Heather Corinna

Angry Black Bitch – 2/11

Q&A with Tiloma Jayasinghe

Shapely Prose – 2/12

Q&A with Kimberly Springer

Bitch Ph.D. – 2/16

Guest blogging with Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti

Shameless – 2/17

Q&A with Jill Filipovic

IMPACT – 2/18

Q&A with Anastasia Higginbotham

Radical Doula – 2/19

Q&A with Hazel/Cedar Troost

Feministe – 2/20

Grand finale conversation: Rachel Kramer Bussel, Toni Amato, Javacia Harris, Kate Harding, Stacey May Fowles, Hanne Blank & Heather Corinna

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