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Sexy Women Viewed as More Responsible for Stranger Harassment

Poster Session VII - Board: VII- 089
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Kimberly M. Fairchild
Manhattan College

Michael Fox
Manhattan College

Tarah Midy
Manhattan College

Courtney Rooney
Manhattan College

Christopher Scarella
Manhattan College

Veronica Sikora
Manhattan College

After reviewing a profile of a woman who was presented as sexy or casual, participants predicted the woman’s reaction to stranger harassment. The sexy woman was perceived to blame herself for eliciting the harassment, but the sexy and casual women were perceived to feel equally negative about the situation.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Other

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