Gender Differences in Rape Reporting

  title={Gender Differences in Rape Reporting},
  author={Nathan W. Pino and Robert F. Meier},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This paper compares male and female rapereporting behavior. Participants from National Crime andVictimization Survey data (90% female, 10% male) aremuch like victims of other violent crimes (25%non-white, higher than average unemployment, young, andunmarried). The data indicate that the situationalcharacteristics of rape, and factors that influence arape reporting decision, differ by sex. Whereas men fail to report rape when it jeopardizes theirmasculine self-identity, women fail to report rape… 
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  • I. Anderson
  • Psychology
    The British journal of social psychology
  • 2007
Findings showed that contrary to predictions, a typical female rape was conceptualized according to the stranger rape stereotype, and male rape was viewed predominantly in terms of 'other' factors, which were erroneous, sexualizing and homophobic.


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