Friday, August 7, 2015

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



My wife Kate Harding's new book, Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It will be released on August 25th.

In it, she goes into detail about how the media covers sexual assault cases, how often the media gets it wrong, and how often the victim is scorned, challenged or called a liar. Indeed, when supposedly smart people like George Will even write articles claiming that women "make victimhood a coveted status," we've got a problem. "Who wouldn't want to be sexually assaulted?" said nobody ever. "It's like winning the shame lottery," nobody ever bragged.

Sadly, the nature of this kind of thing is, no matter when the book is finally put to bed, five more bad things will happen the next day. That's mostly, but not entirely, Bill Cosby's fault.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon.com or Powell's.

Visit Kate Harding's website for more information on her and on the book.

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