The socio-cultural context of rape: a cross-cultural study

Journal of Social Issues Vol/Iss. 37 Published In Pages: 5-27
By Sanday, Peggy Reeves


This article offers an analysis of the rape of women cross-culturally, positing that rape is present under certain cultural circumstances. The author tests for correlations between rape and aspects of sexual repression, group violence, childrearing, and ideologies of male dominance. There are significant associations between male sexual violence and other types of violence, as well as between rape and ideologies of male dominance.

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