But She Was Unfaithful: Benevolent Sexism and Reactions to Rape Victims Who Violate Traditional Gender Role Expectations

@article{Viki2002ButSW,
  title={But She Was Unfaithful: Benevolent Sexism and Reactions to Rape Victims Who Violate Traditional Gender Role Expectations},
  author={G. Tendayi Viki and Dominic Abrams},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2002},
  volume={47},
  pages={289-293}
}
The role of benevolent sexism (BS) in accounting for victim blame in an acquaintance rape case was investigated. Participants were presented with vignettes that described an acquaintance rape. Control condition participants were given no descriptive information about the victim, whereas in the “cheating” condition the victim was described as a “married woman.” As predicted, participants who scored high in BS attributed more blame to the acquaintance rape victim who was assaulted during an act… 

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