Book Announcement and a Question

12Jan10

Voting has closed for the next book club pick. Winning by the tiniest margin possible (1 vote), the next pick is Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti.

Yes Means Yes will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape. Yes Means Yes aims to have radical and far-reaching effects: from teaching men to treat women as collaborators and not conquests, encouraging men and women that women can enjoy sex instead of being shamed for it, and ultimately, that our children can inherit a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished. With commentary on public sex education, pornography, mass media, Yes Means Yes is a powerful and revolutionary anthology. (from Goodreads)

Discussion will start in February and continue through March.

Now, on to a question that I’d like folks to ponder. Because the vote was so close between Yes Means Yes and the runner-up, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, would you all like to skip the voting for April & May and read this book then? Discuss in the comments so we can figure out what to do.



12 Responses to “Book Announcement and a Question”

  1. 1 Lindsay

    I vote “yea” for Blind Assassin in March

  2. I say yes to having it be our next choice too!

  3. We have to read The Blind Assassin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have to have to have to!!!

  4. 5 Nicole

    I’ve read Yes Means Yes and my partner and I enjoyed it so much I plan on buying it to reread it. However, I love Margaret Atwood but haven’t read the Blind Assassin so I was really torn in this poll. I’d certainly support reading it next!

  5. 6 Jess M

    Maybe it could be included in the selection to vote on? I only voted for the Atwood because I’d read everything else, so I’m not particularly attached to it as a choice :)

  6. Reading The Blind Assassin next sounds like a great plan.

  7. I think that sounds like a great plan. Both books are on my TBR list!

  8. I AGREE. Let’s read that one next! I <3 Margaret Atwood!

  9. I think reading Atwood next would be a great plan!! I’m hoping to get back into the book club swing of things on this next one!

  10. 11 Francesca

    Yes! I love Margaret Atwood and I have the book already. Win/win!

  11. Ok so the people have spoken and I shall listen to the people. We’ll read Yes Means Yes for this month’s pick and then The Blind Assassin in the spring.


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