The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary.

Elizabeth A Bates*, Katherine R Klement, Linda K Kaye, Charlotte Pennington

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The present commentary explores the impact of gender role stereotypes on perceptions of both intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence. Two papers published in this issue of Sex Roles explored the influence of gender stereotypes on both IPV (Bates et al., 2019) and rape myths (Klement et al., 2019). An overarching theme of these papers is how gender stereotypes may influence incorrect beliefs in how we view and approach interventions to these two types of violence. Reflecting on this convergence, we have come together as authors to consider how influential and damaging these stereotypes can be to victims of both partner violence and sexual violence. Our paper considers the nature of these stereotypes, who is harmed by them considering both gender and sexuality, and also the impact they have in societal and service responses to violence, as well as policy and practice development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-43
JournalSex Roles
Issue number1-2
Early online date13 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

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