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Author: Jaclyn Friedman Narrator: Jaclyn Friedman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781478989448
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What bestselling authors like Sheryl Sandberg and Brigid Schulte have done for women’s work lives, Jaclyn Friedman does here for women’s sexuality: spark a culture-wide rethink about what’s accepted as normal, urging us all to try for something better. Not only that but she does it with warmth, irreverence, and candor reminiscent of Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist and the fiery conviction of her own co-edited anthology Yes Means Yes!

In Unscrewed, Friedman reveals that the anxiety and fear that women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality are not, in fact, their fault, but instead are side effects of our toxic culture. Dubbed the “era of fauxpowerment,” that culture gives women the illusion of sexual power, with no actual power to support it.

Exploring where media, religion, politics, and education overlap with feminist issues, Unscrewed breaks down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment, then gives readers tools to take it on themselves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Friedman marries theory, politics, activism, and pop culture in a way that is simultaneously conversational and polemical.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lively, emboldening…a potent, convincing manifesto on how female sexual equality marches onward despite cultural road blocks.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • "Unscrewed is not just a book you should read, it’s a book you’ll love to read. Jaclyn Friedman’s writing sings and makes thinking about necessary and important issues a real pleasure.”

    Jessica Valenti, author of Sex Object

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About the Author

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape, which was named one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009. She was named one of 2009’s Top 40 Progressive Leaders under 40 by the New Leaders Council. She is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences and has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To The Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows. Her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, Nation, Jezebel,, American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and the Huffington Post.