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evilstrawberry
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So I just found out that Jessica Valente, coauthor of "Yes means Yes!" is speaking at my university... and I am super excited to hear her speak. [Big Grin]

I first learned of her after reading An Immodest Proposal here, and I absolutely loved what she had to say. I've been reading through her other books on Amazon too, and I kind of want to buy the lot of them now.

Has anyone else read her other books? Or heard her speak? If she can write the way she does I think it will be awesome to see and hear her in person. [Smile]

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Heather
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Just FYI, that's my written piece from that book. [Smile] Jessica and Jaclyn were the editors of the book, a collection of essays from a wide array of authors. Jessica's written piece in that anthology was the great "Purely Rape: The Myth of Sexual Purity and How It reinforces Rape Culture."

That's great she's coming to your uni, and I hope you enjoy hearing her! [Smile]

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Oh, I'm sorry, I thought it was directly excerpted! You did a fabulous job describing it then [Smile] Have you read her other books?
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Heather
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It was directly excerpted, I wrote it. [Smile]

Yes Means Yes isn't something Jessica and Jaclyn wrote (save each of their two pieces), but edited, meaning they collected, complied and edited a whole group of pieces from various authors, including myself.

I have read two of Jessica's other books -- which are authored solely by her. If you haven't read the others or Yes Means Yes yet, I think you'll enjoy them. [Smile]

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evilstrawberry
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Oh, well that makes sense [Smile] I was reading it the first time and thought that it sounded like you, so I was a bit confused when the footnotes said it was right from the book [Smile]

From what little I did read of the two that Jessica did actually write, they do sound very interesting, I'm looking forward to getting them.

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