Social Dominance and Forceful Submission Fantasies: Feminine Pathology or Power?

  title={Social Dominance and Forceful Submission Fantasies: Feminine Pathology or Power?},
  author={Patricia H. Hawley and William Hensley},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={568 - 585}
This study addresses forceful submission fantasies in men and women. Although many approaches implicitly or explicitly cast women's force fantasies in a pathological light, this study seeks to explore the associations of such fantasy to female power. By adopting an evolutionary meta-theoretical perspective (and a resource control theory perspective), it was hypothesized that highly agentic, dominant women prefer forceful submission fantasies (more than subordinate women) as a means to connect… 

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