62% of women have rape fantasies?!! ladies , care to explain? Watch

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I don't really agree with your criticisms. It sounds to me like you only read the abstract! The authors clearly state:


Items 1-8 of the checklist are as follows:

1. Being overpowered or forced by a man to surrender sexually against my will.
2. Being overpowered or forced by a woman to surrender sexually against my will.
3. Being overpowered or forced into a sexual act against my will because I was incapacitated due to drugs, alcohol, or sleep.
4. Being overpowered or forced by a man to give him oral sex.
5. Being overpowered or forced by a woman to give her oral sex.
6. Being overpowered or forced to have anal sex.
7. Being raped by a man.
8. Being raped by a woman.

I don't think those definitions are at all arbitrary, and I think they're a very comprehensive view of how someone might view their fantasy. Subjects were required to answer all 8 questions on a scale from 0 (never) to 6 (several times a day). For the other methods of measure used in the study (the sexual fantasy log and Kanin's question), the definition was equally clear. Either using the word "rape" directly, or using the legal definition of rape as suggests above.

The authors don't extrapolate their data outside of the population sample (US Southwestern female undergraduates), so I don't think your 2nd criticism is really a valid appraisal of the study. This sort of limitation is the case with almost all human studies and is not a flaw in the study design - subsequent extrapolation from the population sample is a flaw of the data interpretor. In fact, the authors address this themselves:


3) I totally agree! I don't doubt that self-selection bias has systematically raised the reported prevalence (this is why repetition and consistency are so important in epidemiological studies!), but researchers incentivised participation with extra credit so as to attempt to lessen this effect - although it still remains significant.

4) Not at all. When someone wishes to measure prevalence and frequency, I don't think such methods are limiting at all! The authors want to investigate the existence of rape fantasies - and with their comprehensive definitions - I think they do this well. Epidemiological studies do similar when trying to measure the prevalence of disease: defining a case, then simply looking at databases (or even sometimes surveying subjects) to see if they meet the criteria. This is what's been done here.

I think the most interesting finding are here:
However, the 62% figure is conflated by the combination of different items in the checklist. To give raw results:

Item 1: 62% reported having this fantasy
Item 2: 18% reported having this fantasy
Item 3: 25% reported having this fantasy
Item 4: 28% reported having this fantasy
Item 5: 10% reported having this fantasy
Item 6: 17% reported having this fantasy
Item 7: 33% reported having this fantasy
Item 8: 10% reported having this fantasy

The raw results give an interesting perspective on how the subjects view what "rape" actually is, imo. Given the disparity between item 7 directly asking "how often do you fantasise about being raped by a man?" and item 1 that asks "how often do you fantasise asking about being forced to surrender sexually to a man against your will?"

However, when subjects were asked to discuss a sexual fantasy that involved the use of coercion or aggression. Only a quarter of women wrote about, what qualified in the case definition, as a rape fantasy.

Interesting study, imo. I think the study is totally valid, but the measurements of prevalence and frequency have been artificially increased by the biases present and the statistical analysis used. Would like to see other authors replicate the same study.



All definitions used by the authors explicitly note "lack of consent" as a part of the criteria, with the exception of items 4 - 7, which introduces a potential source of ambiguity for the study subjects.
You need to get out more.
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which is what?
To be looked after and dominated by a man? :dontknow: I don't know, I'm not a cavewoman.
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(Original post by Maid Marian)
To be looked after and dominated by a man? :dontknow: I don't know, I'm not a cavewoman.
you made the claim so i assumed you knew what you were talking about.
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The fact they'd publish this, when it is just encouraging men to rape people is quite insane. :rolleyes:
And there's a difference between being dominated and being attacked in an alleyway :')
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(Original post by Maid Marian)
To be looked after and dominated by a man? :dontknow: I don't know, I'm not a cavewoman.
Physiologically you sort of are.
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Physiologically you sort of are.
?? Explain?! :confused:
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?? Explain?! :confused:
The basic blueprint of mankind hasn't changed much in the past 200,000 years.
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The basic blueprint of mankind hasn't changed much in the past 200,000 years.
Yeah, but I don't live in a cave :erm:
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Yeah, but I don't live in a cave :erm:
Irrelevant. You carry the same base instincts as a Paleolithic human.

Also, the idea of humans living in caves is overblown. Some will have done, but the majority were hunter-gatherers and would have moved across the plains in the same way that tribes in Africa and the Amazon do today.
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Irrelevant. You carry the same base instincts as a Paleolithic human.

Also, the idea of humans living in caves is overblown. Some will have done, but the majority were hunter-gatherers and would have moved across the plains in the same way that tribes in Africa and the Amazon do today.
I guess :erm:
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The difference between rape fantasies and actual rape is that the woman is completely in control when fantasizing about rape.

It's not actually rape because she chose to fantasize about it, it's pseudo-rape
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nope not me...
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The difference between rape fantasies and actually rape is that the woman is completely in control when fantasizing about rape.
Definitely this. There is a world of a difference between the two. To answer the question, yes I have, acted on it once.
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It's more the idea of girls being dominated. Of course, these girls wouldn't actually want a stranger to do it, but someone who they know and trust (for example, a boyfriend) because they know they can just tell them to stop if they no longer want to carry on.
Do you have rape fantasies, Holbz?
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(Original post by pandabird)
The difference between rape fantasies and actually rape is that the woman is completely in control when fantasizing about rape.

but every woman will tell you that rape is just about the worst thing imaginable (some even say worse than death). look what huge issue it is in today's world, one of the biggest feminist issues.


i don't have fantasies where a couple of hard, pipe-hitting fellas go to work on me with a pair of pliers and a blow torch but i can tell them when to stop whenever i like . so i don't get it.
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(Original post by RomnCoton)
You need to get out more.
Why? Her counter criticisms were valid from what I have read.
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(Original post by mimi112)
but every woman will tell you that rape is just about the worst thing imaginable (some even say worse than death). look what huge issues it is in today's world, one of the biggest feminist issues.


i don't have fantasies where 2 a couple of hard, pipe-hitting fellas go to work on me with a pair of pliers and a blow torch but i can tell them when to stop whenever i like . so i don't get it.
Because dominance is attractive...

Ok I admit I have had slightly rapey fantasies :ninja:
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How ironic, can't say I'm surprised. I think I remember reading this somewhere a while a go too.
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(Original post by Moosferatu)
Irrelevant. You carry the same base instincts as a Paleolithic human.

Also, the idea of humans living in caves is overblown. Some will have done, but the majority were hunter-gatherers and would have moved across the plains in the same way that tribes in Africa and the Amazon do today.
Humans are not just creatures of instinct though, they are also a product of their environment. So yes a cave-dweller would be completely different to Maid Marian.
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Because dominance is attractive...

Ok I admit I have had slightly rapey fantasies :ninja:
again, why are women so obsessed with being dominated ?
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