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Rape / New Theory / Palmer Interview #188912

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 22, 2000
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The controversy over the book "A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion" by professors Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer, which claims rape is about sex and is an aspect of human behavior that survived evolution, examined. ["Against Our Will" author Susan BROWNMILLER - says rape is primarily about humiliation.]

(No location given: Tom Foreman) Interview held with Palmer. [PALMER - explains why rape is about sex; outlines two hypotheses about the history of rape; suggests women be informed about the costs and benefits of behavior; says the attacks on the book are almost solely political.]

Foreman, Tom;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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