Sexual violence as a form of abuse in men’s experiences of female perpetrated intimate partner violence

Weare, Siobhan and Bates, Elizabeth (2020) Sexual violence as a form of abuse in men’s experiences of female perpetrated intimate partner violence. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice .

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Abstract

The issue of men’s sexual victimisation in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) where the perpetrator is female has received minimal attention. This article brings together and analyses data from two empirical studies conducted in the UK - one exploring men’s experiences of being forced-to-penetrate women, and another investigating men’s experiences of female perpetrated IPV. Analysis of the data found that men experienced sexual violence alongside a range of other abusive behaviours, but that there was a clear relationship between the sexual violence and physical violence/ force, and coercive and controlling behaviours that they experienced. These novel insights improve our understanding about men’s sexual and domestic violence victimisation, as well as challenge gender and sex-role stereotypes around men and masculinity and the (im)possibility of them experiencing sexual and domestic abuse from a female partner.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1043-9862
Departments: Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 08:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 18:42
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5556

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