Kate Harding

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Kate Harding
Bornc. 1975
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Vermont College of Fine Arts
OccupationWriter
Era21st century
Known forShapely Prose
Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere
Asking For It
Nasty Women

Kate Harding (born c. 1975)[1] is a feminist and fat-acceptance writer. She was founding editor of the Shapely Prose blog, author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It, co-author of Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body, and co-editor of anthology Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America.

Early life[edit]

Harding attended the University of Toronto for college, majoring in English, then earned an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.[2]

Career[edit]

Harding was founding editor of a blog called Shapely Prose, which she edited from 2007 to 2010.[2]

Hard is co-author, with Marianne Kirby, of the 2009 book Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (Penguin/Perigee).[3][4]

In 2015, Harding published Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It.[5][6][7] In Slate, Amanda Marcotte described Harding's approach in the book as "working as a cultural critic, focusing on the cultural response to and understanding of sexual assault more than the crimes themselves".[8] In the Los Angeles Times, Rebecca Carroll called the book "a smart, impassioned and well-researched agenda for a strictly no-nonsense understanding of rape culture."[9]

In 2017, Harding co-edited an anthology with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, entitled Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Harding is married and lives in Chicago.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schoenberg, Nara (April 30, 2009). "The queen of fat bloggers takes no prisoners". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "About". kateharding.info. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  3. ^ Wakeman, Jessica (2009-05-16). "Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby". The Frisky. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  4. ^ "Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body". Bust. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  5. ^ Kelley, Lauren (August 24, 2015). "America Has a Rape Problem, and Kate Harding Wants to Fix It". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ PenzeyMoog, Caitlin (September 11, 2015). "Finally, an engaging and comprehensive book about rape culture". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ Klabusich, Katie (August 21, 2015). "'Asking for It': Why We Need to Get Angry About Rape Culture". Rewire. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ Marcotte, Amanda (20 August 2015). "Ring the Alarm". Slate. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. ^ Carroll, Rebecca (August 20, 2015). "Kate Harding's timely 'Asking for It' accepts no excuses in the rise of rape culture". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  10. ^ Levitt, Aimee (October 11, 2017). "Nasty Women attempts to sum up what it's like to be a feminist in Trump's America". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  11. ^ Stevens, Heidi (October 6, 2017). "Spend a little (or a lot) of time with these 'Nasty Women'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  12. ^ Burda, Joan M. "A book review by Joan M. Burda: Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America". New York Journal of Books. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  13. ^ Enjeti, Anjali (October 3, 2017). "'Nasty Women' Essay Collection Chucks Pantsuits for a More Inclusive Outfit". Rewire. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  14. ^ "NASTY WOMEN Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America". Kirkus Reviews. August 6, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  15. ^ Charles, Anne (2018-01-04). "'Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's..." Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  16. ^ Jensen, Brandy (2017-10-03). "What Happened?". The Baffler. Retrieved 2018-02-05.

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