Dismantle the culture

Asking for It

It's hard to deny, and yet we do: Our culture encourages rape, using tools like “slut shaming” and “boys will be boys,” to list just two. In Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It (Da Capo Lifelong Books, $15.99), Kate Harding provides a common-sense definition of rape culture, examples of how it works and suggestions for dismantling it. Harding is direct and clear, and she tackles the myths that propagate rape culture and offers solutions, including expanding successful education campaigns and policing our social networks.