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”Hon får skylla sig själv”: En undersökning om attityder på svenska internetforum avseende våldtäkt mot kvinnor
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
She has only herself to blame : a survey on attitudes on Swedish internet forums regarding rape against women (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to highlight how women who have been victims of rape are described in discussion forums on the Internet and how the view obtained is affected by victim and gender constructions. By observing several discussion threads on Swedish internet forums, we have been able to explore how discussions and attitudes are made about women who are victims of rape and which characteristics are assigned females. This study analyzes these attitudes from a gender construction theory and a victim construction theory. Through this analysis, we wanted to gain a deeper understanding of attitudes about female rape victims and if the attitudes are rooted in victim and gender constructions. This study shows that women are often assigned responsibility to a rape if she put herself at risk and if she is assigned negative attributes such as promiscuous, as a liar or if she drinks too much alcohol. These attributes affect a woman's chance of being assigned to victim status. We hope that this study will contribute to an increased awareness among social workers and other professionals who may meet raped women who also have become victims of net hate. We also hope to be able to contribute knowledge about the topic.

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2013. , 58 p.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27346OAI: diva2:634612
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-07-01 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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