The Dept. of Human Sciences at Ohio University are publishing a study in the Lancet about the abuse and harmed identity endemic within the themes of Fifty shades of Grey.
Perhaps stating the obvious, but it’s good to see these concerns being raised in scientific journals. [click image for a bigger version]
”[… ]Results: Emotional abuse is present in nearly every interaction, including: stalking (Christian deliberately follows Anastasia and appears in unusual places, uses a phone and computer to track Anastasia’s whereabouts, and delivers expensive gifts); intimidation (Christian uses intimidating verbal and nonverbal behaviors, such as routinely commanding Anastasia to eat and threatening to punish her); and isolation (Christian limits Anastasia’s social contact).
Sexual violence is pervasive-including using alcohol to compromise Anastasia’s consent, as well as intimidation (Christian initiates sexual encounters when genuinely angry, dismisses Anastasia’s requests for boundaries, and threatens her). Anastasia experiences reactions typical of abused women, including: constant perceived threat (“my stomach churns from his threats”); altered identity (describes herself as a “pale, haunted ghost”); and stressful managing (engages in behaviors to “keep the peace,” such as withholding information about her social whereabouts to avoid Christian’s anger).
Anastasia becomes disempowered and entrapped in the relationship as her behaviors become mechanized in response to Christian’s abuse. Conclusions: Our analysis identified patterns in Fifty Shades that reflect pervasive intimate partner violence-one of the biggest problems of our time. Further, our analysis adds to a growing body of literature noting dangerous violence standards being perpetuated in popular culture.”
Nicholas Angel + Not Amused
The plane at the top of Manhattan - February 2012
I’m getting Cowboy Bebop flashbacks from Sherlock’s hair.
thats one way to do it
Benedict Cumberbatch on Martin Freeman (x)
If I could describe Greg Lestrade in one photo this would be it.
#Its not my division if I cant see it
It’s funny how if you get an A on a test your grade goes up like 2 percent but if you get a F your grade goes down like the titanic
This should be inspiring for your skill though. If an A barely improves your average, that means you were already pretty close to being an A student! If failing a test didn’t sink your score, that would imply that you had already sunk.
1. their our know rules
This made me very uncomfortable.
took me AGES to understand this and now i am crying in a corner
That tag is glorious