Perceived Characteristics of Men Abused by Female Partners: Blaming, Resulting, Blaming-Excuses, or Normal?
AbstractSocietal stigma communicated about male abuse victims is purported to result fromsocietal messages valuing masculinity and suppression of weakness in men. To testthese assumptions, a cross-sample of men and women (n = 1,942) provided openendeddescriptions of a hypothetical “male friend abused by his female romanticpartner.” This study presents thematic coding of characteristics resulting in 11categories, which represent larger themes of Blaming, Resulting, Blaming-Excuses,and Normal. Findings are discussed in terms of applications to victims and generalizedsociety, with implications for societal institutions and theories of gender socialization.
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ECKSTEIN, Jessica J.; CHERRY, Jessica N.. Perceived Characteristics of Men Abused by Female Partners: Blaming, Resulting, Blaming-Excuses, or Normal?. Culture, Society & Masculinities, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, oct. 2015. ISSN 1941-5591. Available at: <http://www.mensstudies.info/OJS/index.php/CSM/article/view/722>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2018.