From Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” gaffe to the high school rapists of Steubenville, Ohio, to the furor at Vanderbilt, sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term “rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it?
In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those
questions in the same blunt, no-nonsense voice that has made her a powerhouse
feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking
for It makes the case that twenty-first-century America—where it’s
estimated that out of every one hundred rapes only five result in felony
convictions—supports rapists more effectively than victims. Harding offers
ideas and suggestions for addressing how we as a culture can take rape much
more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused. Download and start listening now!