Tuesday, February 05, 2013

is Reading Chick Lit Good for You?


From a story in the Huffington Post...

Readers of chick lit beware -- the woman-targeted fiction genre might not be as harmless as it seems. Reading about a protagonist with low body-esteem could affect how you feel about your own appearance. 

New research from Virginia Tech suggests that chick-lit novels with protagonists who express negative feelings about their bodies can influence readers' weight concerns and how they perceive their own sexual attractiveness.

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