Consent on Campus: A Manifesto


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.5 X 7.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Donna Freitas lectures at universities across the United States on her work about college students. She is the author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America's College Campuses and The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost, and has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Freitas is currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for Religion and Society at Notre Dame. She lives in New York City.


"Donna Freitas' authoritative new book couldn't have arrived at a better time. With original research, compelling stories, and compassion for the entire college community, Freitas deftly deconstructs the thicket of issues that make the subject of consent so difficult to navigate. A ground-breaking examination of the crisis on our campuses, it offers thoughtful solutions-both ethical and practical-that can help restore meaning to the notion of consent. This book is a clarion call, one that we must heed." --Patricia McCormick, author of the National Book Award finalists Sold and Never Fall Down

"This manifesto challenges and empowers universities to live up to their ideals by applying intellectual rigor toward eliminating sexual violence on our campuses. Through thought-provoking questions and narratives, Donna Freitas reminds us-faculty, staff, students, administrators, trustees-of both our power and our responsibility to create a future of hope and a culture of dignity, justice, and consent in our communities." --Dr. Judi Biggs Garbuio, Vice President for Student Development; Michelle Wheatley, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry; Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Director of the Center for Cura Personalis, Gonzaga University

"Freitas's book is both informative and timely, addressing recent developments and setbacks in the consent movement. It digs for the roots of the problem, examining how colleges got to this place, from where trauma is frequent and inflicted without repercussions. Freitas interrogates mainstream ideas about consent, sex, and gender,
forcing the reader to reevaluate their own preconceived notions and biases, with the last third of her book devoted to practical solutions for colleges to implement. The result is a well-researched, accessible book that lays bare the disturbing realities that many students face every day."- Foreword Reviews

"Donna Freitas' timely book struck a deep chord... While the book suggests specific
strategies for dealing with issues of consent on campus, the power of this work dwells in creating more space for the questions that might, one hopes, lead to a better sexual culture on campus."- Women's Review of Books