Rape Education Videos: Presenting Mean Women Instead of Dangerous Men

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Martha McCaughey Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This paper examines two ways to use visual images while teaching about sexual violence. We first present and critique the conventional approach, which employs images of men doing violence to women. We then discuss our approach, which employs images of women confronting and violently attacking men. We discuss our success in using these images in our rape prevention lectures over the past three years. Our analysis of students' reactions to the presentations reveals that showing images of aggressive women radically destabilizes men's sense of physical power over women.

Additional Information

Publication
McCaughey, Martha, and Neal King. (1995) “Rape Education Videos: Presenting Mean Women Instead of Dangerous Men.” Teaching Sociology 23:4 pp.374-388. (ISSN: 0092-055X) [Oct 1995] The version of record is available from Sage Publications.
Language: English
Date: 1995

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