A Rape Roll Call

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Katha Pollitt disagrees with Naomi Wolf's argument that the press should print the names of rape victims:

If Wolf has really spent as much time with rape victims as she claims, I can't believe she doesn't know how ready people are to attack the credibility of just about anyone who brings a charge of rape, including, often, the accuser's own friends and family. Disproving her own thesis, Wolf is quite willing to assume the worst about the Assange accusers, based on Internet rumors, early misreportings and spin from Assange and his lawyer.

Elsewhere Jesse Bering presents four studies that show women have evolved to protect themselves from rape, including:

When threatened by sexual assault, ovulating women display a measurable increase in physical strength.

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