Victim Blaming
Attribution of blame in rape cases: A review of the impact of rape myth acceptance, gender role conformity and substance use on victim blaming

Attribution of blame in rape cases: A review of the impact of rape myth acceptance, gender role conformity and substance use on victim blaming

This article reviews research literature examining the effects of key factors that influence individual’s attitudes towards victims of rape. The impact of rape myths, gender roles and substance use on attributions of blame in cases…

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Victim blaming in rape: Effects of victim and perpetrator race, type of rape, and participant racism

Victim blaming in rape: Effects of victim and perpetrator race, type of rape, and participant racism

Stereotypes about Black sexuality fostered hypotheses that racial factors and racism influence rape victim blaming. Compared to intraracial rapes, interracial rapes were less uniformly judged as “definitely rape” and were judged as having more culpable…

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