Rape Myths : History , Individual and Institutional-Level Presence , and Implications for Change

@inproceedings{Edwards2011RapeM,
  title={Rape Myths : History , Individual and Institutional-Level Presence , and Implications for Change},
  author={Katie M. Edwards and Jessica A. Turchik and Christina M. Dardis and Nicole Reynolds and Christine A. Gidycz},
  year={2011}
}
Rape myths, which are present at both the individual and institutional/societal levels, are one way in which sexual violence has been sustained and justified throughout history. In light of an increasing accumulation of rape myth research across a variety of disciplines, this paper proposes to use a feminist lens to provide an overview of the historical origins of rape myths, to document the current manifestations of these myths in American society, and to summarize the current body of research… CONTINUE READING

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