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

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Romero-Sánchez, M., Toro-García, V., Horvath, M. and Megías, J. 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515586366
TypeArticle
TitleMore than a magazine: exploring the links between lads’ mags, rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity
AuthorsRomero-Sánchez, M., Toro-García, V., Horvath, M. and Megías, J.
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.

KeywordsSexualization of the media, lads’ mags, rape myths, rape proclivity
Research GroupForensic Psychology Research group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
ISSN0886-2605
Publication dates
Online03 Jun 2015
Print01 Feb 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited30 Apr 2015
Accepted20 Mar 2015
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

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

Additional information

Published online before print June 3, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260515586366
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