Rape Myths

@article{Lonsway1994RapeM,
  title={Rape Myths},
  author={Kimberly A. Lonsway and Louise F. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={1994},
  volume={18},
  pages={133 - 164}
}
Theories of sexual aggression and victimization have increasingly emphasized the role of rape myths in the perpetuation of sexual assault. Rape myths are attitudes and generally false beliefs about rape that are widely and persistently held, and that serve to deny and justify male sexual aggression against women. Acceptance of such myths has been assessed with a number of measures, and investigators have examined its relationship with numerous variables and interventions. Although there has… 
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