Believe Me by Jessica Valenti audiobook

Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World

By Jessica Valenti  and Jaclyn Friedman
Read by Jessica Valenti , Jaclyn Friedman , and various narrators

Seal Press 9781580058797
9.14 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change 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.

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Summary

Summary

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
This urgent volume shines a light on the moral imperative to trust and believe women in order to save lives. Ms.
Inclusive and essential... a must-have for the modern reader. Library Journal, starred review
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
Feminist champions Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman are back with their second anthology, rallying a handful of contributors like Samantha Irby, Dahlia Lithwick, Ayanna Pressley, Moira Donegan, and Julia Serano to share their personal stories on sexual assault, consent, gender norms, and overall life after the #MeToo movement. Marie Claire, Best Books of Winter
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

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Author

Author Bio: Jessica Valenti

Author Bio: Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism and politics, and editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape. The founder of Feministing.com and a columnist for the Guardian US, her articles have topped the most-read lists at the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Nation, and the Guardian US. She has also written for the New York Times, Salon, American Prospect, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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Author Bio: Jaclyn Friedman

Author Bio: Jaclyn Friedman

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape, which was named one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009. She was named one of 2009’s Top 40 Progressive Leaders under 40 by the New Leaders Council. She is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences and has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To the Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows. Her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and the Huffington Post.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 9.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English