Cultural myths and supports for rape.

  title={Cultural myths and supports for rape.},
  author={Martha R. Burt},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={38 2},
  • M. Burt
  • Published 1 February 1980
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
This article describes the "rape myth" and tests hypotheses derived from social psychological and feminist theory that acceptance of rape myths can be predicted from attitudes such as sex role stereotyping, adversarial sexual beliefs, sexual conservatism, and acceptance of interpersonal violence. Personality characteristics, background characteristics, and personal exposure to rape, rape victims, and rapists are other factors used in predictions. Results from regression analysis of interview… 

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