Attribution of Rape Blame as a Function of Victim Gender and Sexuality, and Perceived Similarity to the Victim

  title={Attribution of Rape Blame as a Function of Victim Gender and Sexuality, and Perceived Similarity to the Victim},
  author={Darren L Burt and L R Demello},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={39 - 57}
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