The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do about It

Overview: 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.

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Book Description: 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. A timely and brilliant book. (Jessica Valenti) 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.

Book Details

  • Title: Asking for It
  • Subtitle: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do about It
  • Authors: Samhita Mukhopadhyay
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Published Date: 2015-08-25
  • Category: Society, Social Science
  • Ratings Count: 6
  • Average rating: 4.5

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