Straw men and fairy tales: Evaluating reactions to a natural history of rape

@article{Palmer2003StrawMA,
  title={Straw men and fairy tales: Evaluating reactions to a natural history of rape},
  author={Craig T. Palmer and Randy Thornhill},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={249 - 255}
}
In this paper we respond to two frequent criticisms of our book, A Natural History of Rape (Thornhill & Palmer, 2000). The first criticism portrays the book as little more than a “just‐so” story that human rape is an adaptation. We demonstrate that this portrayal is not accurate. The second criticism reflects a common response to the book's challenge of the popular assertion that rapists are not motivated by sexual desire but instead commit these crimes motivated by the urge to power… Expand

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