Asking for It (Paperback) by Harding Kate
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.