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Evolution and rape: a feminist Darwinian perspective

Griet Vandermassen UGent (2011) SEX ROLES. 64(9). p.732-747
abstract
It is commonly thought that feminist and evolutionary explanations of rape cannot be integrated. As I aim to show, this view is incorrect. Although feminist and evolutionary approaches are not compatible on all fronts, theories incorporating factors from both perspectives have been proposed, on theoretical as well as empirical grounds. Unfortunately, the debate between feminist and evolutionary scholars is frequently characterized by a lack of mutual openness and by the use of illegitimate arguments. The book A Natural History of Rape (Thornhill and Palmer 2000), and the controversy it provoked, is a case in point. I will highlight a more productive interaction of both perspectives by discussing the work of the feminist evolutionary biologist Barbara Smuts.
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published
subject
keyword
MENS COERCIVE SEXUALITY, PAIN FOLLOWING RAPE, HYPOTHESIS, AGGRESSORS, WOMEN, MODEL, Rape, Feminism, Evolution, Dominance, Control
journal title
SEX ROLES
Sex Roles
volume
64
issue
9
pages
732 - 747
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000290808300012
JCR category
WOMEN'S STUDIES
JCR impact factor
1.471 (2011)
JCR rank
5/38 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0360-0025
DOI
10.1007/s11199-010-9895-y
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1258650
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1258650
date created
2011-06-09 12:48:23
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:41
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  abstract     = {It is commonly thought that feminist and evolutionary explanations of rape cannot be integrated. As I aim to show, this view is incorrect. Although feminist and evolutionary approaches are not compatible on all fronts, theories incorporating factors from both perspectives have been proposed, on theoretical as well as empirical grounds. Unfortunately, the debate between feminist and evolutionary scholars is frequently characterized by a lack of mutual openness and by the use of illegitimate arguments. The book A Natural History of Rape (Thornhill and Palmer 2000), and the controversy it provoked, is a case in point. I will highlight a more productive interaction of both perspectives by discussing the work of the feminist evolutionary biologist Barbara Smuts.},
  author       = {Vandermassen, Griet},
  issn         = {0360-0025},
  journal      = {SEX ROLES},
  keyword      = {MENS COERCIVE SEXUALITY,PAIN FOLLOWING RAPE,HYPOTHESIS,AGGRESSORS,WOMEN,MODEL,Rape,Feminism,Evolution,Dominance,Control},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {732--747},
  title        = {Evolution and rape: a feminist Darwinian perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-010-9895-y},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vandermassen, Griet. 2011. “Evolution and Rape: a Feminist Darwinian Perspective.” Sex Roles 64 (9): 732–747.
APA
Vandermassen, Griet. (2011). Evolution and rape: a feminist Darwinian perspective. SEX ROLES, 64(9), 732–747.
Vancouver
1.
Vandermassen G. Evolution and rape: a feminist Darwinian perspective. SEX ROLES. 2011;64(9):732–47.
MLA
Vandermassen, Griet. “Evolution and Rape: a Feminist Darwinian Perspective.” SEX ROLES 64.9 (2011): 732–747. Print.