Mount Laurel Library

ISBN/UPC 9780738217031
Formats EPUBeBook
Categories Current Events
US Salesrank 407101
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Publication Year: August 25, 2015

Asking for It

Kate Harding

Availability: In stock

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.