More than a magazine: exploring the links between lads’ mags, rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity

Romero-Sánchez, Mónica, Toro-García, Virginia, Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Megías, Jesús L. (2017) More than a magazine: exploring the links between lads’ mags, rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32 (4). pp. 515-534. ISSN 0886-2605 (doi:10.1177/0886260515586366)

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Abstract

Exposure to some magazines aimed at young male readers – lads’ mags – has recently been associated with behaviors and attitudes that are derogatory towards women, including sexual violence. In the present study, a group of Spanish adult men were exposed to the covers of a lads’ mag while a second group was exposed to the covers of a neutral magazine. Results showed that, compared to participants in the second group, participants who were exposed to covers of lads’ mags who also showed high rape myth acceptance (RMA) and legitimized the consumption of such magazines reported higher rape proclivity in a hypothetical situation. These findings suggest the need to further explore the possible detrimental effects of some sexualized media that are widely accepted in many Western countries.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print June 3, 2015
Keywords (uncontrolled): Sexualization of the media, lads’ mags, rape myths, rape proclivity
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
Item ID: 15615
Notes on copyright: This is an author accepted manuscript version of: Mónica Romero-Sánchez, Virginia Toro-García, Miranda A. H. Horvath, Jesús L. Megías, More than a magazine: exploring the links between lads’ mags, rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity, Journal of Interpersonal Violence (Vol 32, Issue 4) pp. 515 - 534. Copyright © 2015 (The Authors). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
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Depositing User: Miranda Horvath
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 11:52
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 13:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15615

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