Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Prior studies have examined connections between homophobia and rape myth acceptance. While homophobia has not been found to be a significant mediator, conformity to rigid male gender roles is theorized to correlate with rape myth acceptance, or victim blaming. The current study surveyed 60 men regarding rape myth acceptance and adherence to traditional male gender roles. Participants were also presented a scenario of man-on-man sexual assault. Data was analyzed to determine relationships between gender role conformity, victim/perpetrator sexual orientation, and victim blaming. Three hypotheses regarding association between rates of gender role conformity, the sexual orientations of perpetrator/victim and levels of victim blame are examined. Analysis revealed partial support and demonstrated a novel effect of perpetrator orientation on victim blaming.
"Male rape myth - The role of gender role conformity in men's perceptions of male rape,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 26:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol26/iss2/5