Don’t Be Ridiculous: ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Is Not Causing The Next Baby Boom
12:00 pm, July 5th | by Laura Donovan
Okay. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is fun to talk about obsess over, but author E.L. James said herself that the books are not revolutionary, yet everyone wants to treat it as such — namely culture expert Ellis Cashmore, who says we should expect a baby boom next year thanks to the trilogy.
The Staffordshire University professor explained that a sexually charged story like “Fifty Shades” may “reawaken passions or just accentuate the passions that already exist within relationships.” If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, this might:
“With the millions of copies it has sold it makes complete sense to assume that in nine months’ time we are going see a baby boom. By the very nature of the subject matter I’m sure we can expect to see some couples revisiting and reigniting ideas that may have lain dormant for some time in the bedroom.”
We know the novels have been credited as ‘marriage savers,’ but fertility boosters they are not. Since the beginning of mankind, people have been procreating, and a book about a possessive control freak is not responsible for bringing couples together.