Gender Differences in Attributions of Blame for Male Rape Victims

  title={Gender Differences in Attributions of Blame for Male Rape Victims},
  author={Mark A. Whatley and R. Riggio},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={502 - 511}
  • Mark A. Whatley, R. Riggio
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Past research on blaming the victim has virtually ignored male victimization while concentrating on the female victim. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether or not gender differences exist in blaming a male rape victim and whether or not any theories of victim blame could be applied to this domain. Subjects were given the Belief in a Just World Scale, an intervening cognitive task, and a scenario describing a young man who was arrested outside of a bar where a fight… CONTINUE READING
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