Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

Book Title: Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738217026

Release Date: 2015-08-25

Author: Kate Harding


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Kate Harding with Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

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Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person.

In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth research with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. Drawing on real-world examples of what feminists call "rape culture"—from politicos' revealing gaffes to institutional failures in higher education and the military—Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.