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Mapping Gender Security-Insecurity in Fiji: Rape Myths and Sexual Prejudice

Amin, Sara N. and Trussler, Tanya and Johnson, James D. (2020) Mapping Gender Security-Insecurity in Fiji: Rape Myths and Sexual Prejudice. In: Mapping Security in the Pacific. Routledge, London , pp. 88-103. ISBN 9780367143923

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    Abstract

    Gender-related attitudes have been shown to be important in shaping inter-personal gender-based violence. In particular, feminist theorization of sexual violence has pointed to the importance of examining rape myth acceptance, rape-supportive attitudes to understand how sexual violence can be normalized and rationalized. Additionally, research into violence against LGBQT individuals have been linked to sexual prejudice and heterosexism. Therefore, in trying to understand how (in)security is gendered, it is critical to map out the prevalence and variation in these kinds of attitudes in a given context. This chapter will provide a quantitative descriptive analysis of rape myth acceptance, rape-supportive attitudes and sexual prejudice in Fiji, based on a nationally representative sample (N=1500) from the Fijian Interpersonal Attitudes and Perceptions Assessment (FIAPA), conducted in 2017-2018. This will be the first systematic quantitative report on rape myths and sexual prejudice in Fiji.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sara Amin
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 22:24
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 22:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12395
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