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Violence, sex, and the good mother

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 1999

Stephen Beckerman
Affiliation:
Anthropology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 stv@psu.edu

Abstract

Campbell's evolutionary explanation of women's typically lower rates of interpersonal aggression is plausible, but some supporting evidence requires scrutiny. Women may not commit less interpersonal violence than men against small children. Women are more vulnerable than men in same-sex encounters. The link between dominance and reproductive success for males is less secure than was once thought.

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© 1999 Cambridge University Press

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