Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

by Jaclyn Friedman

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Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All by Jaclyn Friedman


An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward




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.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580056410
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 472,556
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: We the Fauxpowered 1

1 This Is Not My Beautiful House 15

2 What Women Want 41

5 Fauxpowerment will be Televised 59

4 Money Makes the Sex Go Round 79

5 The Separation of Church and Sex 99

6 Saving Ourselves from Rescue 117

7 Only Human 137

8 How to build a Better Man 159

9 Students of Desire 183

10 The Professionals 205

11 Our Internet, Ourselves 221

Epilogue: How to Join the Resistance 237

Acknowledgments 245

Notes 247

Index 263

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