Jaclyn Friedman

Author and Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media

Friedman is the founder and executive director of Women, Action & the Media, a North American organization working for gender justice in the media. She is also a charter member of CounterQuo, a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways in which we respond to sexual violence.

Friedman edited the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers Weekly’s top 100 books of 2009, and #11 on Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 feminist nonfiction list).

Her latest book, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award in Women’s Issues. Friedman is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences across the U.S. and beyond. She has been a guest on the BBC, Democracy Now!Melissa Harris-Perry and numerous other radio and television shows. Her commentary has appeared in outlets including the American Prospect, CNN, Feministing.com, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, the Nation and the Washington Post.

Friedman is a SheSource expert, and the New Leaders Council named her one of 2009’s top 40 progressive leaders under 40. Friedman hosts Fucking White Feminist, a weekly podcast about sexual politics and practice, which can be streamed at jaclynfriedman.com/fwf.

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