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Norms and Domestic Violence

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Norms and Domestic Violence"

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It seems that men who engage in domestic violence are likely to believe that such behavior is common and they’re basically just typical guys doing typical stuff. This suggests that media portrayals of violence against women could be very influential in creating the context for actual opinion, and that building strong social norms around how these things are treated in movies, ads, and on TV is very important.

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