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Misogyny - Set to Music - May Alter Teen Behavior

From Christian Science Monitor,  August 8, 2006
By Amanda Paulson

A study in the August issue of Pediatrics has shown that the more teens listen to music with sexually degrading lyrics, the more likely they are to have sex earlier.

"This uses a more precise methodology than previous studies have, particularly around the issue of content," says Dr. Michael Rich , Director of CMCH. "We as a society have lulled ourselves into thinking that if it's entertainment it doesn't affect us. There's this artificial dichotomy we've drawn between education and entertainment - education is at school, and then kids turn their brains off when they go home and listen to misogynistic lyrics."

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