Asking for It
The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About ItBook - 2015
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.
Publisher: Boston, MA :, Da Capo Lifelong Books,, 2015
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Characteristics: vii, 261 pages