Perceived Characteristics of Men Abused by Female Partners: Blaming, Resulting, Blaming-Excuses, or Normal?

  • Jessica J. Eckstein Communication Department, Western Connecticut State University
  • Jessica N. Cherry Western Kentucky University

Abstract

Societal 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.
How to Cite
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.
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