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NCJ Number: NCJ 241666     Find in a Library
Title: Role of Gender Identity Threat in Perceptions of Date Rape and Sexual Coercion
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:18  Issue:10  Dated:October 2012  Pages:1125 to 1146
Author(s): Christin L. Munsch ; Robb Willer
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 22
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the effects of gender identity threat on men’s and women’s perceptions of date rape and sexual coercion.
Abstract: The authors experimentally investigated the effects of gender identity threat on men’s and women’s perceptions of date rape and sexual coercion. Results showed that men whose masculinity was threatened responded by blaming the victim and exonerating the perpetrator more, while threatened women respond by blaming male perpetrators more and placing less blame on female victims. Men’s response to threats was more pronounced than women’s, an asymmetry the authors attribute to the cultural devaluation of femininity. The author’s findings highlight the significance of masculinity concerns in perceptions of sexual violence and, more generally, the importance of perceiver context in views of violence against women. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault
Index Term(s): Perception ; Rape research ; Gender issues ; Gender
   
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