(Mis)perceptions around intimate partner violence in the music video and lyrics for "love the way you lie"

Jonel Thaller, Jill Messing

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Abstract

This paper utilizes content analysis to deconstruct depictions of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the music video and lyrics for Eminem's hit single featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie," using a composite of six common myth-based beliefs around IPV. Findings indicate that the myths espoused within the music video and lyrics directly and indirectly blame the victim and minimize IPV. There is a need to critically analyze depictions of IPV in the media, as consumers may refer to these representations in order to place their own experiences into context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-639
Number of pages17
JournalFeminist Media Studies
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2014

Keywords

  • Content analysis
  • Domestic violence
  • Eminem
  • Rihanna
  • Victim blaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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