Popular Books and Movies: what message are you getting?

As a domestic violence researcher, it is difficult to dismiss concerns about literature and movies that might promote the acceptance of aggression and violence, especially in significant partnerships (i.e. “romance”). Younger individuals or people struggling to find healthy love relationships can be particularly at risk during times of transition or difficulty. This article highlights several key points that are worth noting: http://www.megmeekermd.com/2015/02/a-psychiatrists-letter-to-young-people-about-fifty-shades-of-grey/

For a film critic’s view review with acknowledgement of this topic, please see http://www.sonic-cinema.com/film_reviews_individual/1604/fifty-shades-of-grey

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