Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Too Drunk to Consent? Exploring the Contestations and Disruptions in Male Focused Sexual Violence Prevention Interventions

Carline, A and Gunby, C and Taylor, S (2017) Too Drunk to Consent? Exploring the Contestations and Disruptions in Male Focused Sexual Violence Prevention Interventions. Social and Legal Studies. ISSN 0964-6639

[img] Text
Too Drunk to Consent Exploring the Contestations and Disruptions in Male Focused Sexual Violence Prevention Interventions.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (569kB)

Abstract

Primary prevention interventions, often in the form of media campaigns, are frequently utilised in order to tackle sexual violence. However, many in the UK have been criticised for perpetuating victim-blaming, due to their focus on the behaviour of women. One notable exception is a Liverpool City Council Campaign, which targeted young men (aged 18-24) in a bid to reduce rates of alcohol-related rape. Drawing upon an assessment involving 41 male university students, this article generates original insights into the development and utilisation of male focused rape prevention interventions. As this analysis shows, the young men’s responses to the campaign involved negotiating discourses of sex, consent, rape, sexuality and gender - especially masculinity. While participants frequently drew upon stereotypes and misconceptions, moments of contestation and disruption emerged. We argue that interventions should concentrate upon masculinity and moments of disruption and contestation (possibly through the use of peer group discussions), in order to encourage critical reflections on gender and sexual violence, and to potentially engender more ethical practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1602 Criminology, 1801 Law, 1608 Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2017 23:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.1177/0964663917713346
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6592

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item