Book Announcement and a Question
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.
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