"Fifty Shades" sparks MSU domestic abuse study

Feb 13, 2015

Dr. Amy Bonomi, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at MSU.
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Today, the 100-million-plus purchasers of the erotic romance novel “Fifty Shade of Grey" can  see the movie adaptation of the story by E.L. James. Actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star as a couple whose relationship is focused on pushing sexual boundaries. The controversial story led to some interesting research at Michigan State University.

Dr. Amy Bonomi is a professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She studies domestic violence and abusive relationships.

Current State host Mark Bashore talks with Bonomi about the connection between the novel and its readers. She claims her research shows “Fifty Shades of Grey” perpetuates violence against women.