by Kate Harding
De Capo Lifelong Books
In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women–and what we can do about it.
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 a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, 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.
“A timely and brilliant book.” - Jessica Valenti
About the Author:
Kate Harding is the coeditor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, coauthor of Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere and a contributor to The Book of Jezebel. The cohost of the Feminasty podcast, she lives in Florida.