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The Culture of Violence Against Women
    A Presentation by  
  Dr. Danielle Currier Dr.Danielle Currier                
> Sociology Deparrtment    

A Brown Bag Event
              supporting   Sexual-Assault/Domestic-Violence-Awareness Month*
        Sponsored by    the Center for Gender Studies at Radford University
Time & Date:
 "The Culture of Violence Against Women"
              Dr. Danielle Currier
 12:30 - 1:45, Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
 Heth Center - Lounge C, Radford University, Radford, VA
 Admission is Free (coffee & cookies provided, but please bring your own lunch)
                         Ru's Office of Substance Abuse/Sexual Assault Education
Presentation Overview & References

Do you want to know more about the gendered nature of violence? If so, you should come to "The Culture of Violence Against Women" presentation. Dr. Currier will be talking about different forms of violence, the gendered nature of violence, cultural aspects of and variations in violence against women, and the things unique to a college campus that make it an environment in which violence against women is prevalent.
Dr. Currier's presentation is part of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. Sources and links listing these activities are indicated below
Dr. Currier may contacted via Email at:            other events

Selected References:
Concerning Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women
Dr. Danielle M. Currier
Boulter, Charee  (1988).  “Effects of an acquaintance rape prevention program on male college students’ endorsements of rape myth beliefs and sexually coercive behaviors.”  Dissertations Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 59(3 B):1411
Buchwald, Emilie, Pamela Fletcher, & Martha Roth  (1993).  Transforming a Rape Culture.  Minneapolis, MN: Milkweek Publications.  
Burt, Martha  (1980).  “Cultural Myths and Supports for Rape.”  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  38(2):217-230.  

Carmody, Dianne Cyr and LeKeshia M. Washington  (2001).  “Rape Myth Acceptance among College Women: The Impact of Race and Prior Victimization.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 16(5):424-436.  

Feltey, Kathryn M., Julie J.Ainslie, and Aleta Geib  (1991).  “Sexual Coercion Attitudes among High School Students: The Influence of Gender and Rape Education.” Youth and Society 23(2):229-250.  
Fonow, Mary M., Laurel Richardson, Virginia A. Wemmerus  (1992).  “Feminist rape education: Does it work?”  Gender and Society 6(1):108-121.  

George, William H. and Lorraine J. Martinez  (2002).  “Victim Blaming in Rape: Effectrs of Victim and Perpetrator Race, Type of Rape, and Participant Racism.”  Psychology of Women Quarterly  26:110-119.  

Gilmartin-Zena, Pat  (1989).  “Gender Differences in Students’ Attitudes toward Rape.” Sociological Focus 21(4):279-292.  

Gray, Norma B., Gloria J. Palileo, G. David Johnson  (1993).  “Explaining Rape Victim Blame: A Test of Attribution Theory.”  Sociological Spectrum 13(4):377-392.  

Heppner, Mary J., Carolyn F. Humphrey, Theresa L Hillenbrand Gunn, and Kurt A. DeBord  (1995).  “The differential effects of rape prevention programming on attitudes, behavior, and knowledge.”  Journal of Counseling Psychology  42(4):508-518  

Hinck, Shelly Schaefer and Richard W. Thomas  (1999).  “Rape Myth Acceptance in College Students: How Far Have We Come?”  Sex-Roles 40(9-10):815-832.  

Holcomb, Derek R., Linda C. Holcomb, K. Annie Sondag, and Nancy Williams  (1991).  “Attitudes about Date Rape: Gender Differences among College Students.”  College Student Journal 25(4):434-439.  

Johansson Love, Jill and James H. Geer  (2003).  “Investigation of attitude change in a rape prevention program.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence  18(1):84-99

Johnson, Barbara E., Douglas L. Kuck, and Patricia R.Schander  (1997).  “Rape Myth Acceptance and Sociodemographic Characteristics: A Multidimensional Analysis.”  Sex Roles 36(11-12):693-707.

Lonsway, Kimberly A., Elena L Klaw, Dianne R. Berg, Craig R. Waldo, Chevon Kothari, Christopher J. Mazurek, and Kurt E. Hegeman (1998).  “Beyond ‘No Means No’: Outcomes of an Intensive Program to Train Peer Facilitators for Campus Acquaintance Rape Education.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 13 (1):73-92.  

Lottes, Ilsa L. and Peter J. Kuriloff, Peter J.  (1994).  “The Impact of College Experience on Political and Social Attitudes.”  Sex Roles 31(1-2,):31-54.  

Masser, Barbara and Dominic Abrams  (1999).  “Contemporary Sexism: The Relationships Among Hostility, Benevolence, and Neosexism.”  Psychology of Women Quarterly  23:503-517.

Mori, Lisa, Jeffrey A. Bernat, Patricia A. Glenn, Lynn L. Selle  (1995).  “Attitudes toward rape: Gender and ethnic differences across Asian and Caucasian college students.”  Sex Roles 32(7/8):457-467  

Scully, Diana  (1990).  Understanding Sexual Violence: A Study of Convicted Rapists.  London: HarperCollinsAcademic.  

Smith, Poco and  Sarah Welchans  (2000).  “Peer education: Does focusing on male responsibility change sexual assault attitudes?”  Violence Against Women  6(11):1255-1268.  

Stake, Jayne E. and Suzanna Rose  (1994).  “The long term impact of women’s studies on students’ personal lives and political activism.”  Psychology of Women Quarterly 18(3):403-412.

Ward, Colleen  (1988).  “The Attitudes Toward Rape Victims Scale: Construction, Validation, and Cross-Cultural Applicability.”  Psychology of Women Quarterly  12:127-146.  

Ward, Martha  (1996).  “Who Owns Her Body? Challenges to Cultural Relativism.”  Pp. 248-275 in A World Full of Women.  New York: Allyn & Bacon.  

White, Bradley H. and Sharon E Robinson Kurpius  (1999).  “Attitudes toward rape victims.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 14(9):989-995.  

Whitmer, Barbara  (1997).  The Violence Mythos.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.  

Xenos, Sophia and David Smith  (2001).  “Perceptions of Rape and Sexual Assault among Australian Adolescents and Young Adults.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 16(11):1103-1119.
Some On-line Sources/Resources
  On Violence Against Women
     USDOJ   on Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)  (U.S. Dept. of Justice)
     AGOG    on Domestic Violence and Abuse  (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists)
     NACJD   on Violence Against Women (and Men) Resources  (National Archive of Criminal Justice Data)
     UNWHO on Violence Against Women  (United Nations World Health Organization)
                           Violence Against Women-Key Facts 
  On Violence Against Women on Campus
     USDOJ   on The Sexual Victimization of College Women  (the National Institute of Justice)
  On Domestic Violence
     Medline  on Domestic Violence (Medline Plus National Library of Medicine & Institutes of Health)
  On General Resources for Women, Men & Gender Issues
     Center page Harassment and Abuse: Alcohol, Drugs (On and Off-campus links to facts and programs)
     Center page Exploring Gender Sources (Links from the Center to many other resources)
*Campus Events/Activities During the October Awareness Month
                 Please note the following in regard to this month's events:

Ru's SASAE Office:   Assault/Violence Awareness Month Coordinators.
For the listing of a number of programs and services go to Radford University's  Office of Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Education(SASAE) Calendar. For information about their related programs and services, please visit the  SASAE Home  page or email the SASE Office at: .

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick (a 2004-2005 Center for Gender Studies Advisory Board member) in
Sociology with students Mellisa Bellows & Morgann McGinty.  
The Mekolichick group is presenting a Brown-Bag event on:
               “ Service-Learning at the Women’s Resource Center”.
                 12:00 pm, Heth Lounge A, Tuesday, October 12th
                 (Feel free to bring a lunch)
  Sponsored by: Women's Studies @ RU

Ru's Women's Studies.
For other events and activities sponsored by the WsMinor @ RU, visit the Women Studies Home Page or email Women's Studies at:

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