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1.0 out of 5 stars unsurprisingly disappointing, 9 Dec 2003
This review is from: A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion (Bradford Books) (Paperback)
a must-read for rapists eager to explicate themselves. i first heard of this book when a man who had been accused and acquitted (as more than 90% of those accused of rape are) of rape, and had written a novel about his traumatic experiences, was interviewed on radio 4. after spending 15 minutes assuring himself and the world that he had not committed rape, and that his ex-partner had enjoyed the brutal sex during which, i seem to recall, he either attempted or pretended to attempt to asphyxiate her with her underwear, that in fact it was she who had, he protested indignantly, shown the poor naive young man the illicit pleasures of violent sex during their relationship; he had, he conceded, not been very chivalrous. but rape? anyway, he then proceeded to explain the machinations of rape in terms of its being a natural evolutionary process. so having denied rape he was at pains to defend rape anyway, since it was quite natural. this book, of course, is the sourcebook for such worthy individuals, and despite the derision it has accorded from all corners of the academic world (surely the result of a conspiracy, by feminists, no doubt, or homosexuals), it should certainly be read, if only as a wonderful case study of poor, tendentious scholarship. thoroughly depressing. and malignant.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2013 22:49:10 GMT
Could you explain in what respect the scholarship of this book is poor? Thanks
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