Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What by Kate Harding

By Kate Harding

Each seven mins, an individual in the United States commits a rape. And even if that's a soccer big name, cherished superstar, elected legit, member of the clergy, or simply a regular Joe (or Joanna), there's most likely a neighborhood wanting to make excuses for that person.

In soliciting for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth learn with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century the US helps rapists extra successfully than it helps sufferers. Drawing on real-world examples of what feminists name "rape culture"—from politicos' revealing gaffes to institutional mess ups in better schooling and the military—Harding bargains rules and proposals for a way we, as a society, can take sexual violence even more heavily with out compromising the rights of the accused.

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Neumann, The Great Mother, 319, 262. 13. The claim that the flower is a narcissus is made in the Homeric “Hymn to Demeter,” in Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica, 289. Cited in Neumann, The Great Mother, 308. 14. Robert Graves reports that Ovid claims Kore was picking poppies, based on several goddess images found in Crete and Mycenae. 15. 15. , 287–88. 16. , 31e. 3). 17. 1 In this archaic religion, paternity was nonexistent, fatherhood being attributed to various accidents, and snakes were associated with the underworld.

The Greek word for “coming-to-be” used in the text is genesis. See Neumann, The Great Mother, 55. 42. Plato, Timaeus, 30a,b,c,d, 31a. Neumann claims that with this, the moon principle was devalued and made into the soul, the highest material development that contrasts with the pure spirituality of the male. Neumann, The Great Mother, 57. 43. Plato, Timaeus, 30a–32b. 44. , 42a,b c. 45. , Timaeus, 51e, 52a,b,c. 46. , Timaeus, 47b–c. There is “kinship” between the undisturbed orbits of the planets and our own disturbed orbits of understanding.

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