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Natural history

David Seth-Smith

Natural history

birds and mammals

by David Seth-Smith

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Published by Jenkins in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith illustrations by the author and L.R. Brightwell.
Series"Reason why" series
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14822808M

He argued that their view that rape is "primarily sexual" was, like the opposite position that rape is primarily about power, biased. Some letters have been cut down, split into shorter 'letters', merged, or distributed in small parts into other letters. She also believed that they failed to explain why rape is more common in some societies than others and downplayed data inconsistent with their views. He considered it unfortunate that the controversy obscured the fact that their work was not only about rape, but was also a defense of evolutionary psychology.

Daines Barrington[ edit ] Correspondent: the English lawyer and naturalist Daines Barrington — There are 66 letters to the lawyer Daines Barrington —occupying half the book. She suggested that while critics of Thornhill and Palmer might be ideologically motivated, Thornhill and Palmer's work was also biased. See also: Indian natural history. They questioned their claim that rape is primarily sexually motivated and their use of evidence from animal studies, arguing that their approach risked anthropomorphism and that their use of the term "rape" to describe behavior in non-human animals was questionable. She wrote that their "notion that all men are potential rapists only restrained by their self-centred cost-benefit analyses" was "insulting to non-rapist men", and that they failed "to consider the power of the social and cultural context and the ambiguous messages that it gives about rape", were "male-centred", and showed "little sign of being able to listen to women who have been raped.

He considered the book potentially offensive. She accused them of misunderstanding the views of Brownmiller and Griffin, and criticized them for denying that "violence plays any role in motivating rapists", for their "idiosyncratic" definition of rape, for making simplistic assumptions such as that "men and women are heterosexual and constructed as binary opposites" and that men are more aggressive and eager to copulate than women, for overstating the role of competition as a driving force, and for failing to consider how changes in modern society, such as the feminist movement, might affect the "dynamics of rape. Do I want more books in this series? Many later authors have copied Gerard in this error. She wrote that they misused data to try to support their predictions about the "degree of psychological pain experienced by rape victims", and was unconvinced by their response to the charge. Rewards begin to sound too good to be true.


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They questioned Smith's claim that ethnographic evidence demonstrates that the overall reproductive costs of rape are higher than its benefits and wrote that Smith's argument "actually implies a lower standard for identifying adaptation than the one we used in our book" and "implies that rape could be considered an adaptation if its current reproductive benefits outweigh its cost to reproductive success.

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