Scenario research on acquaintance rape typically has explored various aspects of a woman’s appearance and behavior while neglecting characteristics of the man (Calhoun & Townsley, 1991). One independent variable examined by researchers has been women’s early versus late verbalization of refusal. This research question suggests that a woman relinquishes the right to say no to sexual intimacy if she does not express her refusal immediately. Therefore, scenario research may reinforce the assumption that victim characteristics are crucial to understanding rape and also may unknowingly contribute to victim blaming (Burt &. Albin, 1981). Although theorists have emphasized the importance of not inferring that a woman is to blame for a man’s assaultive behavior simply because her own behavior increased her risk of being raped (Calhoun & Townsley, 1991), scenario research continues to imply falsely that judgments of blameworthiness are more dependent on the victim than the perpetrator.