Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--And What We Can Do about It (Paperback)

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Examines sexual assault as a social phenomenon and offers suggestions and guidance for moving toward a culture that fully respects and supports victims, while protecting the rights of the accused.

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.

About the Author

Kate Harding is the coauthor of Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere and a contributor to The Book of Jezebel. A columnist for DAME Magazine, she lives in Minnesota.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738217024
ISBN-10: 0738217026
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English