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Kate Harding's timely 'Asking for It' accepts no excuses in the rise of rape culture

Kate Harding's timely 'Asking for It' accepts no excuses in the rise of rape culture

In the potent and divisive ongoing debate about rape in the U.S., one question tends to assert itself: Who is to blame? It's a simple question. And even though I am a sexual assault survivor myself, it wasn't until I read Kate Harding's deft and timely book, "Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture — and What We Can Do About It," that I realized how problematic it is. As Harding points out, there is never, ever, anyone to blame for rape or sexual assault other than the person who is perpetrating the crime of rape or sexual assault. Harding, herself a victim of rape, writes: "It is as though none of us ever learned about 'passive...

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