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Jaclyn Friedman

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Jaclyn Friedman is author of What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. She is executive director of Women, Action & the Media, and a charter member of CounterQuo, a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways we respond to sexual violence.

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Producers often use sexual assault to heighten drama, but depictions of sexual violence offer a greater opportunity to educate viewers. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Will Obama comply with a recent court decision requiring that emergency contraception be made available over the counter? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A controversial admissions decision at the all-women's college shows how far some feminist institutions have yet to go in recognizing the fight for transgender rights as their own. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Sexism in tech isn't just a nuisance to women; it makes it harder for women to function at their jobs. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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As this week's New York magazine cover story shows, trend pieces heralding the return of "retro values" have become a tired cliché. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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If we want to end the pandemic of rape, it’s going to require an entire global movement of men willing to do the hard work of interrogating the ideas they were raised with. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Firearms aren't the solution to violence against women. Good luck trying to tell the GOP that. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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For the spouses of presidential candidates, campaigns have become an extended audition for "America's Wife." That's a bad thing if we ever want a woman president.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Naomi Wolf's yoni worship isn't just silly—it's dangerous. Read more

Books

Here's a bunch of links to finish up my week filling in for E.J. Read more

America and the World

What we can learn from the successful International Campaign to Ban Landmines about how to stop rape in conflict. Read more

America and the World

Pretending it doesn't makes it harder to end the worldwide problem that is rape in conflict. Read more

Civil Rights in America

And four much-better reasons rape in conflict is your problem. Read more

America and the World

The Nobel Women's Initiative sets a lofty goal, but one that's achievable. Read more

America and the World

The Assange sexual-assault allegations shouldn't be dismissed just because they're politically motivated. Read more

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College is back in session, and that means it's time for a lot of ineffective pageantry on rape prevention. Don't our young women deserve better? Read more

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Last week, a lawsuit was filed accusing football player Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault. In the blink of an eye, sports apologists turned the focus on the case from the athlete to the alleged victim. Read more

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Waiting our turn isn't working. Asking nicely isn't working. What will work is what worked that fateful night at Stonewall. Read more

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