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Have you noticed Twilight gets attacked a lot? It gets attacked by men & feminists all the time & also by other fandoms. The latest thing I've heard is how Twilight romanticizes "domestic violence" & supports "inequality." What a downer!


Just yesterday I was reading a well thought out & nice article on HYPABLE, by Andrew Sims, talking about not bashing each others fandoms. It was great! But then low & behold in the reader comments was a bashing "constructive criticism" of Twilight by someone who shall remain nameless:


The thing is...Twilight promotes a lot of the values that Harry Potter is strongly against: mainly inequality and unhealthy obsession.  Is it a good thing for these Middle and High School girls to be reading a story where the "heroine" does nothing worthwhile and just stands there worshiping her man?  She even jumps off a cliff just because he is gone...because apparently as a woman she has nothing of interest in her life besides her male companion.  Anyway, I really feel that Twilight's core values are harmful to these girls, and I really hope that someone can just take a closer look at what they are actually learning from this popular series.



To be honest, it wounds me when I read comments like that because it takes what is good about Twilight & twists it into something dangerous & ugly.  So what a breath of fresh air it was today to be reading an interview on WOMEN 24, with critically acclaimed, South African author, Sally Partridge, where this issue is addressed & Ms Partridge defends Twilight:


7. Over the last few weeks there have been severe attacks against the YA fiction genre because many are claiming that it's becoming too dark and violent -some even going as far as to claim that books like Twilight romanticize domestic violence.. What are your thoughts on this?


....Now as for Twilight… I enjoyed the series, and I don’t believe it romanticizes domestic violence. Bella Swan is a selfless character that puts the needs of others before her own. She even puts her own life in danger to save her mother. It’s this selflessness that attracts Edward to her and makes him want to protect her at all costs. It’s a love story and nothing more.

You can read the full answer & interview here on Women 24.


Thank you Ms Partridge!!! I couldn't agree with you more!



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Comment by The Mockingjay on August 30, 2011 at 11:11am
@Kim: Thanks for clearing that up for me, I misread.
Comment by JoS on August 30, 2011 at 11:20am

i agree with all of you!

Twilight is an amazing love story!!!!!

Comment by Edward Lover 87 on August 30, 2011 at 12:06pm
I agree with all of you, I Love the story of Twilight, and I hate it when people say bad things about it. It is such a good story, and I Love a good Love story which is all Twilight really is.
Comment by rhiannon ratliff on August 30, 2011 at 12:21pm
FOA... someone  tell me where  domestic  violence  exists  in  twilight   before you say  it  glorifies  it. IF i thought for a second  twilight even hinted at  domestic  violence  i would be  leading the charge  against it!!
Comment by Shan Ellis on August 30, 2011 at 12:52pm
People are Nuts it'a a beautiful story and I love it and I'm in my 50's!!!!
Comment by Pat Rutkowski on August 30, 2011 at 12:57pm

The Twilight books ARE a beautiful love story. People who do this kind of bashing are envious of the success of the books and the movie franchise, and it's devoted following by fans.

Comment by Rachel Fordham on August 30, 2011 at 3:10pm
Then shouldn't all the "classics" suffer the same thing... Every young woman in all the old books are the same way. She is a selfless character, that's who she is. She is desperately in love, just as I am with my husband, that doesn't mean jack.
Comment by Amy on August 30, 2011 at 3:32pm

If I hear one more thing about Twilight promoting domestic violence and inequality I will scream!!! I have had it with the BS and the bashing... if your don't love the series than don't read it!   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!


Comment by Amy on August 30, 2011 at 3:33pm
any just keeping your miserable comments to yourself.... I agree Rachel... (above)  you are 100% spot on....
Comment by Kristen Kimber Colichia on August 30, 2011 at 3:41pm
i love edward & bella especially the cullen family i love them too


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