Battered Women Have More Sons : a Possible Evolutionary Reason Why Some Battered Women Stay

@inproceedings{Kanazawa2008BatteredWH,
  title={Battered Women Have More Sons : a Possible Evolutionary Reason Why Some Battered Women Stay},
  author={Satoshi Kanazawa},
  year={2008}
}
Domestic violence severely decreases women’s health and well-being, thus the question of why many battered women stay with their abusive mates is puzzling. I offer possible evolutionary logic behind battered women’s decision to stay, by suggesting hitherto unrecognized potential reproductive benefits of staying in abusive relationships. The logic suggests that battered women should have more sons than daughters. A recent study indeed suggests that battered women may have more sons than other… CONTINUE READING

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