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Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture


Finalist, Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction

Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books of 2015


ALA Amelia Bloomer List for Young Adult Nonfiction

40 New Feminist Classics 


"This is a timely and brilliant book that will put a much-needed dent in rape culture."

Jessica Valenti

"Deft and timely... Informative and informal, the book is a smart, impassioned and well-researched agenda for a strictly no-nonsense understanding of rape culture."

L.A. Times

“To be clear, this book is not a chronicle of depressing stories of sexual assault, which would be a miserable read. Harding isn't here simply to register the existence of crime; she is working as a cultural critic, focusing on the cultural response to and understanding of sexual assault more than the crimes themselves. Luckily for the reader, Harding has a wicked sense of humor."


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