Sex-Positive Event in Chicago

Via Sex+++ mailing list and from speaking with Hazel/Cedar Troost:
Yes Means Yes!:  Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Thursday, February 19

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Residents’ Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted

FREE!  RSVP to or 312.422.5580.

Yes Means Yes! Visions of Sexual Power & a World Without Rape is a groundbreaking new look at rape, edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman and founder Jessica Valenti.  The anthology tries to move beyond “no means no” to connect the dots between the shaming and co-option of female sexuality in our culture(s) and some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function.

At this program you’ll hear from and get to talk with Jaclyn Friedman and one of the book’s fantastic contributors, Hazel/Cedar Troost.

More about Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer and activist, and the editor of the brand-new book, Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.  Her poems and nonfiction can be found in numerous publications including, (where her poem “State of the Union” was selected as a Poem of the Day), in the Underwood Review, and in the Lambda Award- nominated anthologyPinned Down by Pronouns.  Her opinion column, “Where Your Mouth Is,” was a popular monthly feature inSojourner:  The Women’s Forum until the magazine’s untimely demise in October 2002, and she produced a biweekly podcast by the same name, which can be heard on  Friedman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has received a 2001 Cambridge Poetry Award, a 2004 Sommerville Arts Council Grant, and a recent fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.  She has been a contributing writer for  Visit her website:

This event is co-sponsored by The Public Square, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Gender and Women’s Studies at UIC.

Yes Means Yes!:  Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape

Thursday, February 19

Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark


See above for a description of the book.  The fabulous bookstore Women & Children First hosts a discussion with Jaclyn Friedman and Hazel/Cedar Troost, as well as Lee Jacob Riggs.

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