Looks at a study conducted using two social identity theories to explore how racial and feminist identity are related to rape myth acceptance in African American women. Identification of feminist theorectical models of rape and rape myths; Analysis of a black feminist model of rape myth acceptance; Information on black feminist perspectives are influenced by racism and sexism intersect
Examines historical factors related to African American women's rape and their disclosure patterns, by comparing the similarities and differences in incidents of attempted or completed rape in a community sample of 55 African American and white women. Sexuality and rape in colonial America; Barriers to disclosure of rape; Method; Results; Discussion
Prevalence of aggression inflicted and sustained in dating relationships was investigated for 171 low income African American youth. More women were victims of choking, attempted forced intercourse, and hurt feelings. As perpetrators, more women reported making threats, throwing objects, and hitting their partner. However, men perpetrated more serious sexual and psychological aggression, including forced breast fondling, attempted forced intercourse, and making a partner feel inferior and degrading her.
Although previous literature focusing on perceptions of victims of rape has examined how gender, race, and culture influence the attitudes one holds toward victims, these studies have yielded mixed results. This study compared perceptions of victims of rape across a wide range of ages, educational backgrounds, religions, and income levels, while focusing on gender and racial differences. Results indicate (N = 220) that victims of rape are generally viewed more sympathetically by females than by males and by Whites than by African Americans.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics and consequences of sexual assault within intimate relationships specific to racial or ethnic group, compare the findings to a similar group of physically assaulted-only women, and measure the risk of reassault after victim contact with justice and health services, METHODS: A personal interview survey of 148 African-American, Hispanic, and white English- and Spanish-speaking abused women seeking a protection order.
Child sexual abuse in the African American community. 25-minute video available in VHS or DVD format.
Addresses issues of racism, rape, and sisterhood in the African American community. 20-minute VHS
Sexual abuse is addressed from the perspective of Black culture with advice from psychologists, social workers, spiritual leaders, and survivors. 304-page book
The experience of rape personally and socially as perceived by Black women. 288-page book