Today's guest Kate Harding is a co-author of The Book of Jezebel and Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere and author of the forthcoming Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--And What We Can Do About It. As a freelance writer, Kate has published work in outlets including Salon, Jezebel, The Guardian, The L.A. Times and the New York Daily News. As a Chicagoan who loves to hear herself talk, Kate has read pieces in The Sunday Night Sex Show, The Encyclopedia Show, Funny Ha-Ha, That's All She Wrote, and Women of Letters.
Kate stopped by to talk about internet trolls, letting go of a fan base that wasn't ready to let her go, and writing to change her readers' minds.
In Kate's words,
"I've always just felt that, for me, as long as I’m transparent about my biases and cite my sources and check my facts, I don’t feel any obligation to pretend to be objective. Honestly I think that most people writing “objectively” are not. I think that even when you’re showing both sides of the story it