A Test of an Evolutionary Hypothesis of Violence against Women: The Case of Sex Ratio

Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science Vol/Iss. 8(1) Human Behavior and Evolution Society of Japan Published In Pages: 1-3
By Stone, Emily A.


Violence against women will be positively associated with frequency of overall warfare. (1)


Neither frequency of wife beating nor rape were significantly associated with overall warfare, and punishment for rape was significantly positively associated with overall warfare frequency (r = 0.49), in opposite of expected direction.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rhoNot Supportedp > 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN