Gender and Stalking: Current Intersections and Future Directions

  title={Gender and Stalking: Current Intersections and Future Directions},
  author={Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Within this concluding commentary, three important gender-stalking intersections that emerge across the papers included in this special issue are explicated. First, we consider the degree to which existing measures and definitions of stalking are gender sensitive toward both men and women. Second, gender roles and gender socialization scripts are shown to impact our understanding of, perceptions about, and the impacts associated with stalking-like behaviors for both genders. Third, the… 

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