Sadly, her interviews with a bunch of obsessive "Twilight" fans confirm all the stereotypes I wishfully attempted to debunk in that post. Blah blah bad boys, blah blah dangerous, all the way up to a mother of a preteen declaring that "illegal and immoral" dudes are "more exciting." Yikes. And ick. (Haskins to the daughter: "You're going to have a great high school life!") But hey, it's a new Sarah Haskins video, so I can't not post it. I am so totally in that woman's thrall, I'm starting to believe she may have glamored me.
Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape
Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. 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's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University