Warning: Reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ May Be Hazardous to Your Health
August 22, 2014 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Model Claudia Romani had improved be clever with that reading material! Photo by Corbis
Beware, Anastasia wannabes: A ban new study has related immature women who review a “Fifty Shades of Grey” array to aloft incidences of eating disorders, binge drinking, promiscuity, and aroused relationships.
“It doesn’t uncover presumably reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ causes a behaviors, or presumably exhibiting a behaviors means we to review ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’,” a study’s lead researcher and Michigan State University highbrow Amy Bonomi told Yahoo Health. “But that’s inconsequential.”
If a behaviors came first, she explained, a book could reaffirm women’s practice and potentially “aggravate trauma.” Likewise, if a book came first, it could potentially means a problems. “So in presumably case, we see a normalization of intensely cryptic and aroused behaviors,” she said.
The study, published online Thursday in a Journal of Women’s Health, was desirous by her systematic analysis final year of abuse patterns in a novel, including intimidation, stalking, written abuse, and passionate violence. “We found it to be normalizing and glamorizing assault opposite women,” pronounced Bonomi, who disagrees with a opinion of some that a book simply portrays a BDSM attribute dynamic. “In a BDSM relationship, if there is any ethanol or piece abuse concerned [as there is in a book],” she explained, “that radically negates consent.”
Bonomi, who is chair of a university’s dialect of tellurian growth and family studies, surveyed 650 women ages 18 to 24 — 219 of whom had review during slightest a initial novel in a E.L. James trilogy, and 436 of whom had not review any. She and her colleagues found that those who review a initial novel were 25 percent some-more expected to have a partner who yelled or swore during them; 34 percent some-more expected to have a partner who had stalking tendencies; and over 75 percent some-more expected to have resorted to impassioned dieting. Further, those who had review a whole trilogy were 65 percent some-more expected than a others to binge drink, and 63 percent some-more expected to have had 5 or some-more sex partners.
But a investigate is not meant to pull for a books to be criminialized or to inhibit women from reading them, Bonomi stressed. Instead, it’s to offer as a sign that “all of us exist within a broader amicable context,” shabby by images — healthy or diseased — from movies, TV shows, ads and pop-culture novels alike. “They’re maybe not equal influences, though all have a purpose in women’s beliefs about themselves, as good as presumably a behaviors they act on,” she said. She suggested a healthiest response to her commentary competence be to simply devour media with a vicious eye — and learn kids to do a same.
“Parents and schools can be strenuously concerned in this process,” Bonomi noted, “leading discussions about what it means to be in a healthy attribute and have a healthy physique image.” With or but James’s trilogy on their nightstand, that is.