Many thanks to Erika Mikkalo for bringing this to our attention:
Yes Means Yes!
Co-editors Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti are seeking submissions for their anthology on rape culture, Yes Means Yes!
Imagine a world where women enjoy sex on their own terms and aren’t shamed for it. Imagine a world where men treat their sexual partners as collaborators, not conquests. a world where rape is rare and swiftly punished.
Welcome to the world of Yes Means Yes.
Yes Means Yes will fly in the face of the conventional feminist wisdom that rape has nothing to do with sex. We are looking to collect sharp and insightful essays, from voices both established and new, that demonstrate how empowering female sexual pleasure is the key to dismantling rape culture.
Potential essay subjects could include:
• Revamping how public sex education is taught, and to whom.
• The new backlash against rape survivors (i.e., media obsession with drinking, Girls Gone Wild culture being to blame for assault)