Objectification: The Reinforcement of Rape Myths
The purpose of the present study aims to determine if objectifying media portrayals of women increase rape myth believability amongst millennial males. Participants (71 millennial males) were recruited from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Fall 2015 semester students. The experiment was distributed via an electronic survey, in which millennial males were randomly assigned to one of 3 groups: a control group in which Martha Burt’s (1980) Rape Myth Acceptance Scale was distributed, a “horrific rape scene” group in which a scene was shown followed by the Rape Myth Acceptance Scale, ...
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