Judgments Toward Male and Transgendered Victims in a Depicted Stranger Rape

  title={Judgments Toward Male and Transgendered Victims in a Depicted Stranger Rape},
  author={Michelle Davies and Jenefer Hudson},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={237 - 247}
There has been an increasing amount of research interest into perceptions of male rape in recent years. However, no research has assessed how people react when a transgendered person is raped. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of transgendered status and sexuality on victim blame and perceived severity in a depicted rape scenario. The sexuality of the victim was manipulated to include a heterosexual, homosexual, cross-dresser, female-to-male transsexual, and male-to-female… 
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