Dying to Try

HEY Y’ALL. I HAVE BIG NEWS.

But I’m sharing it with you in about a week from now. There will be pictures. And confetti.

For now I’ll tell you about a book I’m DYING to read.

There’s a few things you may not know about me: I have an obsession with photography, society, and really fuzzy socks. This post is about society. THIS POST is about a book about society that needs to GET ON MY SHELF.

ASKING FOR IT: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It 
Kate Harding
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest. Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. 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, bullshit-free voice that’s 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 100 rapes only 5 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.

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What are some books that stray from you usual that you need, like, yesterday?


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