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Why Is Fraternity Membership Associated With Sexual Assault? Exploring the Roles of Conformity to Masculine Norms, Pressure to Uphold Masculinity, and Objectification of Women
Despite consistent evidence that fraternity membership is associated with greater perpetration and acceptance of sexual violence, less is known about why this link occurs. In this study, we use… Expand
Isn’t it romantic? Differential associations between romantic screen media genres and romantic beliefs.
The goal of the present study was to investigate the associations between exposure to different genres of romantic screen media and idealistic romantic beliefs. Participants were 625 college students… Expand
Our Scripted Sexuality
- Rita C. Seabrook, L. M. Ward, Lauren A. Reed, Adriana M. Manago, Soraya Giaccardi, Julia R. Lippman
- 18 January 2016
The heterosexual script describes the set of complementary but unequal roles for women and men to follow in their romantic and sexual interactions. The heterosexual script is comprised of the sexual… Expand
Examining the unique contribution of body appreciation to heterosexual women's sexual agency.
Although numerous studies demonstrate links between negative body image and sexual well-being, recent research has emphasized studying the positive aspects of these constructs. The current study… Expand
Sexual Media Content and Effects
Media and Modern Manhood: Testing Associations Between Media Consumption and Young Men’s Acceptance of Traditional Gender Ideologies
- Soraya Giaccardi, L. M. Ward, Rita C. Seabrook, Adriana M. Manago, Julia R. Lippman
- 22 February 2016
Content analyses of popular media have consistently documented the narrow and stereotypical ways in which women and men are frequently depicted. Despite growing evidence that these media images… Expand
Sexual Object or Sexual Subject? Media Use, Self-Sexualization, and Sexual Agency Among Undergraduate Women
- L. M. Ward, Rita C. Seabrook, Petal Grower, Soraya Giaccardi, Julia R. Lippman
- 13 December 2017
Objectification theorists argue that repeated exposure to sexually objectifying media content leads to higher levels of self-objectification. Although consequences of self-objectification for women’s… Expand
Girl Power or Powerless Girl? Television, Sexual Scripts, and Sexual Agency in Sexually Active Young Women
Both traditional gender roles and traditional heterosexual scripts outline sexual roles for women that center on sexual passivity, prioritizing others’ needs, and self-silencing. Acceptance of these… Expand
Less than human? Media use, objectification of women, and men’s acceptance of sexual aggression.