Barbara Watson (bwatson@SCIENCES.SDSU.EDU)
Wed, 18 Jan 1995 09:50:47 PST

January 18, 1995

I am surprised to see so little in this discussion dealing with the
absence or low rates of rapes. Ruby Rohrlich mentions Sanday's earlier
work. Sanday brings up the issue again in the more recent book "Beyond
the Second Sex". Her example are the Minangkabau, but similar info (no
rape, low rates of rape) have been reported for the Iroquois, the Guajiro
and others as well. All of these people are matrilineal. barbara watson