Stuff in the ‘say no’ Category

8 September, 2015

ASKING FOR IT: The Alarming Culture of Rape–and What We Can Do About It, Kate Harding

“Kate Harding smartly takes on myths and false thinking of rape in her well-researched book.”–The Los Angeles Times

askingEvery 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.

Follow Kate on Twitter: @kateharding