“Study finds romcoms teach female filmgoers to tolerate ‘stalking myths’”

“Lippman found that women who watched films featuring persistent romantic pursuit, including There’s Something About Mary and Management, were more likely to accept so-called stalking myths than those who watched films depicting frightening male aggression — in this case Sleeping With the Enemy and Enough — or benign nature documentaries such as March of the Penguins and Winged Migration…
“[Such movies] can encourage women to discount their instincts,” Lippman told Canada’s Global News. “This is a problem because research shows that instincts can serve as powerful cues to help keep us safe.
“At their core, all these films are trading in the ‘love conquers all’ myth,” she added. “Even though, of course, it doesn’t. Love is great, but so is respect for other people.”’


And I want them to study men too — they get these ideas from somewhere. Especially the insidious idea that if they do good things, they deserve an attractive woman.