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
October 26, 2011
6:00 PM ET
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
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.
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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