What sort of bedroom behavior would make you instantly view someone as dangerous to be around? What’s fixable and what isn’t? In an important column in the Toronto Globe and Mail, Debra Soh, a doctoral student in psychology at York University, argues that some people’s answers to these questions might not be informed by the realities underpinning the science of sexual coercion — and that a lack of information on this depressing subject could help put some women at risk.
Soh points out that as she has followed the Jian Ghomeshi case, she’s “come across many anecdotal stories from women who have dated sexually violent men. Many mention cues that seemed benign to them at the time, but to someone who studies sexual deviance, they stand out as clear warning signs.”