Kate Harding

“Rape Culture” has become a critical issue for communities across the nation. Harding, author of Asking For It, tackles this topic with practical ideas about eliminating sexual assault.

  • Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape
    Culture–and What We Can Do About It.
  • Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. In Asking for It, 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 victims.
  • As a freelance writer, she has been published in outlets such as Bitch, Jezebel, Dame and Broad(sheet), as well as The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The New York Daily News, and many more.
  • Kate is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing and has joined The Loft Literary Center as a teaching artist .
  • Kate has lectured to college audiences around the country on rape culture, body image, and writing.



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