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Is Twilight Anti-Feminist?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 Leave a Comment

Whilst searching the web for juicy gossip about Twilight I came across a few people who are opposed to the phenomenon. Yes can you believe it? Some people don't like it. I was shocked. A small minority of people out there thinks that Twilight is anti-feminist. Well here's my opinion on the matter, get a grip people it's just a story, you know, fiction? It is in no way intended to destroy girl power. The things that you are describing as anti feminist, are in fact just old fashioned. If you pick up any of the old classic romance novels you will see similar themes occurring.

The story of Bella and Edward's love is reminiscent of a different era. When chivalry and honour were not dead and women were delicate, pure and wanted to be taken care of. Forgive me for being a traitor to the modern woman but sometimes I like to be taken care of, it does not mean I cannot fend for myself. Surely most women like to be swept of their feet every once in a while. I only wish that chivalry and good old-fashioned manners would make a come back, does that make me anti-feminist? What do you think?

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  • Thoughts of a Randomista said:  

    OMG, I heard the same thing! I couldn't believe it!

    What I hear from people is how "controlling" Edward is when it comes to Bella. - Usually TEAM JACOB fans say this. How she can't do anything without his knowledge. So?

    The last thing that kind of took me off guard was that it instills in young women that it is ok to be depressed if you wrap your whole life around a man and he leaves. They have a co-dependent relationship. What is that like, not ok?

    I just feel like that is what marriage is about. POINT BLANK! My life is around the man I love and vice versa.

    I don't get it.

  • Alice X said:  

    I'm totally with you. Bella may be over the top in love with Edward and you could say he can be a little over protective but to be honest i think that is what most first love relationships are like!

    I know when first fell in love it was totally intense and i liked it that way. All the haters can just back off.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  • J.Ashley said:  

    Your not an anti femminist...you just have common sense =)..today's youth are sometimes "to independent" it's ok to be wanted at times

  • Alice X said:  

    ^ Thanks i'm glad i didn't come across as a traiter to my generation. I'm all for girl power but as you said sometimes it's nice just to be wanted.

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