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Jaclyn Friedman
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Jaclyn Friedman is a charter member of CounterQuo, and the editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. You can follow her on Twitter at @jaclynf.

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The One Thing Every Woman Should Do To Save the Internet As We Know It

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 6:15 PM

The FCC's current attempt to eviscerate Net Neutrality is a direct threat to our work and could have disastrous consequences for women and girls. With the public comment deadline looming, and a final decision from Chairman Wheeler and the FCC coming soon after that, it's time to take action --...

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An Open Letter to Facebook

(140) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 9:09 AM

We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook. Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions:

  1. Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls and women as hate speech and make a...
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We Are All Polanski's Victims, and We All Deserve Justice

(160) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 7:45 PM

Let's get one thing clear from the outset: Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old girl. Yes, Whoopi, he even "rape-raped" her, whatever that means. Ignoring her explicit pleas and protests, he fed her champagne and a quaalude, forced her to undress, and then vaginally and anally penetrated her. That's rape,...

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Beyond Punishment: What Really Matters About Chris Brown's Sentence

(129) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 9:22 AM

Today, millions of us will watch R&B star Chris Brown chat up Larry King after he receives his sentence for brutally beating his very famous girlfriend. Smart money says that King will put to him the question that captivated so many of us when his plea deal was announced in...

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