Television's Role in the Culture of Violence Toward Women: A Study of Television Viewing and the Cultivation of Rape Myth Acceptance in the United States

  title={Television's Role in the Culture of Violence Toward Women: A Study of Television Viewing and the Cultivation of Rape Myth Acceptance in the United States},
  author={LeeAnn Kahlor and Matthew S. Eastin},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={215 - 231}
  • L. Kahlor, M. Eastin
  • Published 25 May 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
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