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Male and Female Rape Myths Affect Bystander Intervention

Bystander intervention strategies have become an important part of sexual assault prevention programs for military and college populations. A new study of students at the United States Naval Academy by Rosenstein and Carroll (2015) examines the effect of rape myth acceptance on the intent to intervene as a bystander. This study is notable for its close look at myths involving both men and women as potential victims of sexual assault, as previous studies have focused only on female rape myths.

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Reviewed: March 21st, 2017