Women recognise abuse in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film

By: | Published: November 18, 2015 10:21 AM

A new research has found that in the hit movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' based on E.L. James' best-selling novel, young adult women found the relationship between the characters Christian and Anastasia somewhat exciting and romantic, but they were able to recognise the abuse in the film.

A new research has found that in the hit movie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ based on E.L. James’ best-selling novel, young adult women found the relationship between the characters Christian and Anastasia somewhat exciting and romantic, but they were able to recognise the abuse in the film.

The Michigan State University study suggests women aged 18-24, a prime period for exploring love and sexuality, are able to recognize a harmful relationship marked by controlling and manipulative behavior, stalking and emotional and sexual abuse.

The encouraging news is that these young women are identifying aspects of an unhealthy relationship between Christian and Anastasia, said lead author Amy Bonomi, adding that they were keenly aware of the different aspects of abuse in the relationship and detailed the danger the abuse poses for Anastasia.

The study appears in the Journal of Women’s Health.

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