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

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It (Paperback)

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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.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in societySexual abuse & harassment Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 12/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9780738217024  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kate Harding is the coauthor of Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere and a contributor to The Book of Jezebel. A columnist for DAME Magazine, she lives in Minnesota.kateharding.infoaskingforitbook.com

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