Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

22 p.

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

The Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC)

Source Publication

Women's Studies in Communication

Source ISSN

0749-1409

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/07491409.2011.618240

Abstract

Men's and women's magazine discourse on domestic violence characterizes women as guilty of choosing the wrong men but does not hold men responsible for hitting women. Using qualitative narrative analysis on 10 leading titles over 10 years, I find an ongoing tolerance for and celebration of domestic violence in men's magazines and an enduring expectation in women's that women bear responsibility for both genders. No magazines discuss patriarchal cultural structures that enable violence against women.

Comments

Accepted version. Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2011): 139-160. DOI. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2011. Used with permission.

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