A Cultural Perspective for Understanding How Campus Environments Perpetuate Rape-Supportive Culture

Main Article Content

Sarah J. Argiero Jessica L. Dyrdahl Sarah S. Fernandez Laura E. Whitney Robert J. Woodring

Abstract

This article explores the promotion of a rape-supportive culture in three distinct environments: a university residence hall common area, football tailgate event, and a bar. Key features of a rape-supportive culture are the acceptance of rape myths, promotion of hegemonic masculinity, and peer support. Our findings indicate the existence of rape-supportive culture through male controlled environments, use of women as entertainment, influence of interactions between men, and the desensitization of sex.

Article Details

How to Cite
Argiero, S., Dyrdahl, J., Fernandez, S., Whitney, L., & Woodring, R. (2010). A Cultural Perspective for Understanding How Campus Environments Perpetuate Rape-Supportive Culture. Journal of the Student Personnel Association at Indiana University, 26-40. Retrieved from //scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jiuspa/article/view/5000
Section
Articles