“Maybe She Was Provoked”: Exploring Gender Stereotypes About Male and Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence

Jennifer A. Scarduzio, Kellie E. Carlyle, Kate Lockwood Harris, Matthew W. Savage

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Abstract

The current study is concerned with the different types of gender stereotypes that participants may draw upon when exposed to news stories about intimate partner violence (IPV). We qualitatively analyzed open-ended responses examining four types of gender stereotypes—aggression, emotional, power and control, and acceptability of violence. We offer theoretical implications that extend past research on intimate terrorism and situational couple violence, the gender symmetry debate, and how stereotypes are formed. We also discuss practical implications for journalists who write stories about IPV and individuals who provide services to victims and perpetrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-113
Number of pages25
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • coercive control
  • gender symmetry debate
  • intimate partner violence

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