Category Archives: Interpersonal/Domestic Violence

Violence costs an estimated $60 billion annually and remains in the top 10 causes of death

Special issue: Lifestyle Medicine, Public Health and Violence From American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Suicide, child abuse, playground fights, gang violence, sexual assault, and domestic violence are just a few examples of violence that touch people in all walks of … Continue reading

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Minimizing the seriousness of rape through sexism and gender-role traditionality

Rape perception and the function of ambivalent sexism and gender-role traditionality From Journal of Interpersonal Violence This article examines the role of sexism and gender-role traditonality in minimizing the seriousness of rape. It recognizes how the perceptions and attitudes of … Continue reading

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The consequences of accepting rape myths

Oppression through acceptance? predicting rape myth acceptance and attitudes toward rape victims From Violence Against Women Rape myths such as ‘only bad women get raped’ and ‘women ask for it’ serve to blame the victim and exonerate the rapist. As … Continue reading

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Links between animal cruelty and domestic violence

Is animal cruelty a “red flag” for family violence? investigating co-occurring violence toward children, partners, and pets From Journal of Interpersonal Violence This week in the UK a nation of animal lovers were horrified at the CCTV footage circulated on … Continue reading

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Violence in indoor and outdoor prostitution venues

From Violence Against Women This article dispels the assumption that indoor prostitution activities in places such as brothels and massage parlors are safer than those conducted on the streets. The research argues against the depiction of indoor activities as harmless, … Continue reading

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