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Jaclyn Friedman Toronto Book Launch "Unscrewed

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As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept.


With reportage and verve, Unscrewed builds a searing investigation into the state of sexual power in America and outlines how to make real progress toward equality. Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault, but instead are side effects of what she calls our “era of fauxpowerment,” wherein women have the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it. Exploring the fault lines where media, religion, politics, and education impinge on our intimate lives, Unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves.

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, 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).

Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, 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, Bitch, AlterNet, 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

The organizers strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for its members. If you require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please e-mail osvse@ryerson.ca.

**This event is open to the public and free

This event co-sponsored by Consent Comes First, Ryerson Student Affairs and Another Story Bookshop

About Feminist Hour: Every month with RU Student Life & The Consent Comes First Office comes together to host feminist hour with educators, media makers and artists who are making change in the community. The premise of feminist hour is creating a space to explore ideas and frameworks around gender justice and anti-oppression.





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