Toronto Book Launch For "Asking For It" By Kate Harding

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Toronto Book Launch For "Asking For It" By Kate Harding
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Another Story Bookshop presents the Toronto launch for:

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What we Can do About It
by Kate Harding

Thursday, November 12th @ 7pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Grenadier)
Free - all welcome

Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but with regrets not our bathroom

Published by DaCapo Press

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.

"Asking for It is a must-read for anyone who cares about ending sexual violence. Kate Harding takes on politicians, the media, and commonly held myths in a way that's accessible for antiviolence experts and novices alike. This is a timely and brilliant book that will put a much-needed dent in rape culture."—Jessica Valenti, author of The Purity Myth and He's a Stud, She's a Slut

Kate Harding collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010).

Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. As a freelance writer, she's extremely proud to have been published in outlets called Bitch, Jezebel, Dame and Broad(sheet), among others.

Kate holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto. She's currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University and very pleased to be joining The Loft Literary Center as a teaching artist in fall 2015.

A longtime Torontonian and Chicagoan, Kate recently moved to Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs.
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