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Asking for It

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

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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.

Product code: 9780738217024

ISBN 9780738217024
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H230xW156xS19
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher Hachette Books
On Sale Date 25/08/2015
A noted blogger and author examines sexual assault as a social phenomenon: provocative, sharp, and b.s.-free, Asking for It tackles rape culture and also offers suggestions for moving toward a culture that fully respects and supports victims, while protecting the rights of the accused.