Jaclyn Friedman

discusses

What You Really Really Want:
The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety

Featuring special guest performances!

$5 tickets are on sale now

Date

Oct
26
Wednesday
October 26, 2011
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to host the Boston book launch for What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety by writer, activist, and Women, Action, and the Media founder JACLYN FRIEDMAN. The evening will include a reading from the book as well as performances by Boston Sass Attack and Bitches of Destiny.

How do I know if the person I’m flirting with is safe to date? What do I say to a friend who’s making questionable sexual choices? What if that friend is questioning my choices? How do I teach my kids to be safe and sane about sex without teaching them shame?

In What You Really Really Want, Jaclyn Friedman gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity. Friedman decries the hypocrisy and mixed messages of our culture (we are failures if we don't act sexy, but sluts if we actually pursue sex; we need to be protected from rapists lurking in bushes, but deserve “whatever we get” if we have a drink at a party and wear a skirt), and encourages readers to separate fear from fact, decode the damaging messages all around them, and discover a healthy personal sexuality.

Jaclyn Friedman
Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman's work has redefined the concepts of healthy sexuality and consent for an entire generation. A 10th anniversary edition of her seminal anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape is out this spring from Seal Press. Friedman is a popular speaker and opinion writer whose latest book is Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Friedman’s podcast, also called “Unscrewed,” was named a Best Sex Podcast by both Esquire and Marie Claire.

Online ticket sales have ended.
Tickets can still be purchased at Harvard Book Store and by phone at 617-661-1515, and will also be available at the door.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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