Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do About It, which came out in August. Previously, she 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 grew up in the northwest suburbs and was a proud Chicagoan until her husband dragged her to Minnesota earlier this year. She’s currently at work on a Ph.D. in fiction and a novel about 19th-century feminists.