Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Victoria E. Collins
John J. Brent
This study illuminates the relationship between toxic masculinity and rejection violence, here defined as instances where men react violently toward women who reject their expressions of romantic or sexual interest. It begins with an analysis of the definition and construction of toxic masculinity and, through the analysis of different cases as reported in the media, expands into a discussion on how toxic masculinity contributes directly to cases of rejection violence. The study analyzes over 40 cases of rejection violence to present a clear picture of the relationship between these occurrences and toxic masculinity.
Copyright 2019 Lily Katherine Thacker
Thacker, Lily Katherine, "The Danger Of ‘no’: Rejection Violence, Toxic Masculinity And Violence Against Women" (2019). Online Theses and Dissertations. 601.