Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 87440.htmlWomen who read Fifty Shades of Grey are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, study finds
"Women who read Fifty Shades of Grey are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, according to academics concerned about the blockbuster novel’s impact."
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The original study can be found here:
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/1 ... .2014.4782
A quote from the abstract:
No prior study has empirically characterized the association between health risks and reading popular fiction depicting violence against women. Fifty Shades—a blockbuster fiction series—depicts pervasive violence against women, perpetuating a broader social narrative that normalizes these types of risks and behaviors in women's lives. The present study characterized the association between health risks in women who read and did not read Fifty Shades; while our cross-sectional study design precluded causal determinations, an empirical representation of the health risks in women consuming the problematic messages in Fifty Shades is made.