Sex Roles (2009) 61:136–139 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9592-x BOOK REVIEW The Causes of Rape: Antisociality and Reproductive Strategies The Causes of Rape: Understanding Differences in Male Propensity for Sexual Aggression. Edited by Martin L. Lalumière, Grant T. Harris, Vernon L. Quinsey, and Marnie E. Rice, American Psychological Association, 2005. 294 pp. $59.95 (hardback). ISBN 1-59147-186-9 Gloria Cowan Published online: 25 April 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Lalumière et al. (2005) use an evolutionary model to the authors’ analyses and conclusions. First, Lalumière et examine individual differences that explain rape. An overall al. use evolutionary psychology to conclude that “sexual goal of the book is to “integrate disparate literatures aggression, like consenting sexual activities, is fundamen- relevant to rape to provide a better understanding of why tally a reproductive behavior” (p. 82). Among other some men rape” (p. 198). Their favored individual reasons, an evolutionary perspective is unsatisfactory as a difference predictors are antisociality and “mating effort” major explanation of why men rape because it neglects (or sexuality). The authors propose that there are three culture and misogyny, leads to issues of biological likely pathways to antisociality and high mating effort. causation of rape and a biological rationale for
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