Rape Perceptions, Gender Role Attitudes, and Victim-Perpetrator Acquaintance

  title={Rape Perceptions, Gender Role Attitudes, and Victim-Perpetrator Acquaintance},
  author={Sarah Ben-David and Ofra Schneider},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The connection between rape perceptions, gender role attitudes, and victim-perpetrator acquaintance was examined. One hundred fifty Israeli students rated their perceptions of the victim, the perpetrator, the situation, and the appropriate punishment, after reading scenarios in which rape was committed by a neighbor, an ex-boyfriend, and a current life partner. Significant negative correlations were found between gender-role attitudes and four measures of rape perceptions. “Traditionals… 

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