Stop Blaming the Victim: A Meta-Analysis on Rape Myths

  title={Stop Blaming the Victim: A Meta-Analysis on Rape Myths},
  author={E. Suarez and T. Gadalla},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={2010 - 2035}
  • E. Suarez, T. Gadalla
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Although male rape is being reported more often than before, the majority of rape victims continue to be women. Rape myths—false beliefs used mainly to shift the blame of rape from perpetrators to victims—are also prevalent in today’s society and in many ways contribute toward the pervasiveness of rape. Despite this, there has been limited consideration as to how rape prevention programs and policies can address this phenomenon, and there is no updated information on the demographic… CONTINUE READING
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