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Despite writing science fiction and fantasy for adults and young adults, I'm rather attached to reality. But you shouldn't have too much trouble figuring out which posts are which.
Fewer men are the victims of rape than women (about 10% of rape victims), but the number is still not small. And we know there's at least one important difference when a rape victim is a man instead of a woman: Men are even less likely to report the crime. Aside from that, though, how well do women's descriptions of rape fit men's experience? Aside from not consistently naming men as victims, do women's discussions of rape do any disservice to male victims?... Read more »
Anderson, I., & Lyons, A. (2005) The Effect of Victims' Social Support on Attributions of Blame in Female and Male Rape. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(7), 1400-1417. DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2005.tb02176.x
Balsam, K., Rothblum, E., & Beauchaine, T. (2005) Victimization Over the Life Span: A Comparison of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Siblings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(3), 477-487. DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.73.3.477
Davies, M. (2002) Male sexual assault victims: a selective review of the literature and implications for support services. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7(3), 203-214. DOI: 10.1016/S1359-1789(00)00043-4
Doherty, K., & Anderson, I. (2004) Making sense of male rape: constructions of gender, sexuality and experience of rape victims. Journal of Community , 14(2), 85-103. DOI: 10.1002/casp.765
Waterman, C., Dawson, L., & Bologna, M. (1989) Sexual coercion in gay male and lesbian relationships: Predictors and implications for support services. Journal of Sex Research, 26(1), 118-124. DOI: 10.1080/00224498909551495
From Melissa McEwen comes a story of an unusual rape conviction appeal:In what might be the most perfect, clear, hideous example of how rape culture interacts with actual acts of rape, an appellant brief (pdf) was filed last March in the Montana Supreme Court on behalf of Duane R. Belanus, who had been convicted (pdf) of "of sexual intercourse without consent involving the infliction of bodily injury, aggravated kidnapping, burglary, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and misdem........ Read more »
McMahon, S. (2007) Understanding Community-Specific Rape Myths: Exploring Student Athlete Culture. Affilia, 22(4), 357-370. DOI: 10.1177/0886109907306331
It isn't terribly difficult to find well-written, skeptical pieces on evolutionary psychology. In fact, several have come out quite recently. They examine current evo psych theorizing in the light of scientific requirements for proof of any such theory.Kate Clancy wrote a post on the variety of human behavior that evo psych studies attempt to represent by using mostly college undergraduate research subjects. In addition to her concern over undergraduates' WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized........ Read more »
Goetz, A., & Shackelford, T. (2006) Sexual coercion and forced in-pair copulation as sperm competition tactics in humans. Human Nature, 17(3), 265-282. DOI: 10.1007/s12110-006-1009-8
Peters J, Shackelford TK, & Buss DM. (2002) Understanding domestic violence against women: using evolutionary psychology to extend the feminist functional analysis. Violence and victims, 17(2), 255-64. PMID: 12033558
Tawana Brawley. Duke University men's lacrosse team.If you see a rape allegation in the news, those words aren't far behind. They are talismans, touchstones for the idea that we must never, ever forget that women lie about rape. These women lied; therefore, women lie.The truth is, of course, that some women do lie about having been raped. That shouldn't surprise us. People make false accusations about every type of crime, even murder, where it is excruciatingly difficult to do. If no woman ever ........ Read more »
Kelly L. (2010) The (in)credible words of women: false allegations in European rape research. Violence against women, 16(12), 1345. PMID: 21164212
Lisak D, Gardinier L, Nicksa SC, & Cote AM. (2010) False allegations of sexual assualt: an analysis of ten years of reported cases. Violence against women, 16(12), 1318-34. PMID: 21164210
Ullman, S. (1996) SOCIAL REACTIONS, COPING STRATEGIES, AND SELF-BLAME ATTRIBUTIONS IN ADJUSTMENT TO SEXUAL ASSAULT. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 20(4), 505-526. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.1996.tb00319.x
When it comes to the politicization of scientific topics and science denialism, everyone knows about the forces opposing our understanding evolution and global warming. Would it surprise you to see similar tactics on display when the subject is sex?In the well-known cases, political actors band together with researchers who continually produce results favoring the politicos pet topics. It's not that hard to produce the desired results, even when the mass of evidence doesn't support your side. I........ Read more »
Paul, B., Shafer, B., & Linz, D. (2001) Government Regulation of "Adult" Businesses Through Zoning and Anti-Nudity Ordinances: Debunking the Legal Myth of Negative Secondary Effects. Communication Law and Policy, 6(2), 355-391. DOI: 10.1207/S15326926CLP0602_4
Linz, D., Paul, B., Land, K., Williams, J., & Ezell, M. (2004) An Examination of the Assumption that Adult Businesses Are Associated with Crime in Surrounding Areas: A Secondary Effects Study in Charlotte, North Carolina. Law Society Review, 38(1), 69-104. DOI: 10.1111/j.0023-9216.2004.03801003.x
Linz, D., Paul, B., & Yao, M. (2006) Peep show establishments, police activity, public place, and time: A study of secondary effects in San Diego, California. Journal of Sex Research, 43(2), 182-193. DOI: 10.1080/00224490609552313
McCLEARY, R., & WEINSTEIN, A. (2009) Do “Off-Site” Adult Businesses Have Secondary Effects? Legal Doctrine, Social Theory, and Empirical Evidence. Law , 31(2), 217-235. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2009.00295.x
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