Bad Dates or Emotional Trauma?

  title={Bad Dates or Emotional Trauma?},
  author={Martin D. Schwartz and Molly S. Leggett},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={251 - 271}
Backlash critics of campus rape research have claimed that researchers exaggerate their figures by labeling as rape victims those women who experience bad dates. Although researchers have compared stranger with acquaintance rape victims, they have not compared women raped while too drunk to resist and those raped by force. This study of 65 rape victims (in a sample of 388 college seniors) found no evidence for critics' claims. Women raped by intoxication are not less emotionally affected and do… 
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