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(from the chapter) Sexually violent photographs, films, videos and DVDs, television programming, live theater, Internet images, and live video stream are not atypical; in fact they are incredibly popular. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the impact of how women are portrayed in mediated sex and sexual violence and its impact on attitudes and behaviors toward women and how such attitudes and behaviors might manifest themselves adversely in personal relationships. The chapter is presented in several parts. First, meta-theoretical and theoretical frameworks are provided as explanatory and interpretive tools for women’s portrayal in sexual and sexually violent media. Second, rape-myth beliefs and related measures are addressed. Third, the link between the sexual and sexually violent material and attitudes and behaviors is examined, and whether or not the material affects individuals in varied fashions is addressed. Finally, directions for future research are addressed. Subsumed throughout the various sections is the presence of gender and how gender is created, portrayed, affected, modified, and exemplified in attitudes and behaviors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)