Anyone else getting sick of this twilight bullshit? Getting tired of hearing people complain about it too?

There are many reasons why the Twilight phenomenon is bad, but I want to point out how it’s bad for women.

Bella. What an idiot she is. I’ve read all the books and seen the first movie (yuck) so I can tell you that she is one the worst female characters ever created. Bad writing aside, Bella starts out seemingly independent, kinda weird so outcasts are meant to be drawn to her. Shes also meek, and her fragility is pointed out on numerous occasions.

But the whole Edward obsession? Come on! He’s just some guy! And Bella, honey, there’s more to life than cuddling with your stone hard boyfriend (and not the good kind of hard either).

This anti-feminist book wouldn’t bother me so much if its popularity hadn’t skyrocketed. Millions of little girls will now grow up thinking that life isn’t worth living unless you’ve got some pretty boy to wank off to.

This obsession with vampires has turned into this weird sexual dominance thing (50 Shades of Grey???), with women being over powered by impossibly good looking male blood suckers.

They’re draining your blood, ladies! What’s sexy about that?

I have nothing against exploring different roles in sexual situations, hell, who am I to tell someone what they shouldn’t be doing in the bedroom (hello, Mr. Phelps!). But this new dynamic of women being prey to men is kind of a scary thing.

Twilight and it’s fellow teenage vampire books have pushed feminism in the wrong direction. Instead there are these female characters that can’t do anything for themselves and who are “owned” by their vampire lovers.

They’ve also ruined vampires for the rest of us. I used to like vampires. Now I’m writing this article about how they’re bad, and that makes me sad.

Bella needs to be slapped out of her boy crazy fervor and told to live her own life. She didn’t even want to go to college for Christ sake! I’m surprised Meyer didn’t have her wanting to clean Edward’s house or prepare his, blood meal? Or have his babies…….wait….

If you let your daughter read these books, please, for the love of Odin, explain to her what it is to be her own person. Then promptly add an Anne Rice novel to her collection.

About Mighty Damsels

I am a sick and tired nerd. Male characters have dominated the action/sci-fi/fantasy genres for far too long. No more will women be in distress, cast as the "girlfriend" or made to wear tight leather pants. Ladies! Raise up your swords, M16's, phaser guns and pens! Mightydamsels.wordpress.com

2 responses »

  1. Jill Fogarty says:

    I agree with all you’ve said here! I’ve read the books and watched the first movie as well. I am beginning to wonder WHY they became so popular. I almost feel like it is a way to fantasize about something that you wouldn’t actually want to do in life… kind of the same as reading a horror novel! Fun to read about but wouldn’t want to ACTUALLY be attacked by some kind of creature or what have you??

    I one hundred percent agree that kids need to be talked to about being their own person. Especially young ladies!! Independence is KEY! You gotta live life for YOU first. =D Great article!

  2. Levy says:

    I don’t believe any character in Twilight is a good role model or representation of any thing. Characters aside, the movies only exist to plaster young adult men half naked and to cater to young, or older, women. The books were half decent. At least you could pretend there was some emotion going on, other than the sudden falling for Edward. Who honestly does that? No real chemistry, just sudden love out of no where.

    It’s made unrealistic expectations for relationships for young girls, in the end. Plain and simple. The whole vampire/werewolf thing is just junk tacked on at the end just to make it seem more interesting and not just a story about girl with no mind of her own depending on everyone around her.

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