We're strong believers in making informed decisions, and having never
read the "Twilight" books, we have no idea what to say when asked if
we're "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob." Thankfully, California State
University is reportedly adding a "Twilight"-themed course in its women's studies program.
Some of you might be saying, "DERRRRRRRP? WOMEN'S STUDIES?!" But let's
not rush to judgment. Twilightology promises to delve into
relationships, race, sex, gender issues and more.
One a student told a reporter
that she deemed the Edward character to be "dominant and abusive," so
don't expect the class to attract a bunch of Pattinson Superfans. At the
very least, we hope they'll dissect the romanticism of the books and
help us figure out why so many people are completely obsessed with the
non-sex-having teens contained within (and whether or not that whole "I
love you, but I want to eat you" thing is some kind of unhealthy
Whether you love the series or think it's the trashiest, most
anti-feminist thing ever (or both -- it's 2010, do what you want),
anything that captures so many hearts and minds probably deserves
academic scrutiny. What say you, guys?