• Believe Me

    by Jessica Valenti, Jacklyn Friedman
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    Believe Me

Jaclyn Friedman

presents

Believe Me:
How Trusting Women Can Change the World

in conversation with STACY MALONE

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
4
Tuesday
February 4, 2020
6:30 PM

Location

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, performer, and activist JACLYN FRIEDMAN for a discussion of her new co-edited anthology, Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. She will be joined in conversation by contributor and Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center STACY MALONE.

About Believe Me

Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about—and it's both making an impact, and sparking a backlash. From the leading, agenda-setting feminist editors of Yes Means Yes, Believe Me brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress.

In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives.

With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond.

Praise for Believe Me

"In this urgent essay collection, feminist activists Valenti and Friedman bring together a diverse range of contributors to make the case for 'a simple but radical trust in women' . . . Consistently well-written and soundly reasoned, these essays persuasively cast the tendency to doubt women as one of America's greatest social ills . . . an illuminating call to action." —Publishers Weekly

"Believe Me is a book that lives up to its title. Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman have brought together writers, legal experts, actors, advocates, and more, creating both a call to action and a roadmap for a better future—the future women deserve. It's hard to imagine a more powerful and timely portrait of the moment we're in, and where I hope we're headed." —Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority and former president of Planned Parenthood

"A fierce, necessary volume of truth, accountability, and prognostication from a roster of the most fearless and perceptive writers working today. Believe Me feels like therapy to anyone who has been paying attention." —Lindy West

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.

Stacy Malone
Stacy Malone

Stacy Malone

Stacy Malone, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center and works out of the VRLC's Boston, MA office. Appointed Executive Director in 2010, Stacy oversees the organization’s strategic direction, four national programs, as well as the VRLC’s five offices in Massachusetts and Oregon. Her legal career has focused on working with young women, victims of violence, and those who have faced discrimination.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

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