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Hostile Sexism, Type of Rape and Self Reported Rape Proclivity Within a Sample of Zimbabwean Males

By G. Tendayi Viki, Patrick Chiroro and Dominic Abrams


The role of hostile sexism in accounting for rape proclivity among men was investigated using a sample of Zimbabwean students. Participants were presented with either an acquaintance rape or a stranger rape scenario and asked to respond to five questions about the scenario designed to assess rape proclivity. As expected, a significant relationship between hostile sexism and rape proclivity was obtained in the acquaintance rape but not the stranger rape condition. These results replicate previous research and suggest that hostile sexists are more likely to express their hostility toward women in situations where such behavior might be perceived as acceptable

Topics: BF
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Year: 2006
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