Speaker Profile

Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman
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Jaclyn Friedman’s work has redefined the concept of “healthy sexuality” and popularized the “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent that is quickly becoming law on many US campuses. Her first book, Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape was named one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009. Her second book, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award in Women’s Issues. Friedman hosts The Yes Means Yes Show, a podcast about the personal and political of sex. She is a founder and the former Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, where she led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech ban to content that promotes gender-based violence, and was the architect of WAM!’s Twitter Harassment Reporting demonstration project.