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.