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Twilight Sucks...And Not In A Good Way

I got this from :psa.blastmagazine.com/2008/08/16/twilight-sucks-and-not-in-a-good-way/

Here's a selection that most Clearly explains my feelings on the series:

"First and foremost, the books present a female heroine who can hardly take a step without needing some boy to rescue her. In fact, the books represent sexist views in almost every way-from the fact that Bella gives up her ambitions and plans for college to get married to Edward, the fact that she is portrayed as a modern Eve, begging the noble, moral gentleman for sex while he desires to preserve their virtue, the fact that their relationship is dangerously unhealthy, and finally to the fact that nearly every single female character in the book is a hopelessly negative caricature.

The series does not improve with subsequent books, either. In New Moon, Bella enters a self-described “zombie” state when Edward leaves her. In fact, the author oh-so-cleverly inserts blank pages with the months’ names as a poorly conceived plot device for showing the depths of her heroine’s pain and also to avoid having to write the “hard stuff.” Bella turns near-suicidal; she purposely puts herself in harm’s way-going so far as to jump off a cliff-to hear her lover’s imagined voice in her head.

What does this say to readers, bearing in mind that the target audience is the tragically impressionable 12-17 year old girls? That they should fall apart at the seams for months if their boyfriend leaves them? That reckless self-endangerment is okay, so long as it’s to be close to your lover? What a lovely message to send to young women."

I'll admit to enjoying the books while I read them, but by the time I got through it all I was so sick from it.  I'm actually really glad that I found this (again through StumbleUpon), because now I don't feel like such a fool.  I don't really have anymore to say because that section says it all for me.  Here's another song I've been into:
 

Down
Down is where I'm goin'
Pain is what I'm showin'
Love is what I'm takin'
Heart's what I'm breakin'

Theres a strong man lives up in Jackson Hole
Took my heart and he broke my soul
Left a dark place in my chest
I sleep but I don't rest
I sleep but I don't rest

SO

Down is where I'm goin'
Pain is what I'm showin'
Love is what I'm takin'
Heart's what I'm breakin'

Met a little boy in Baton Rouge
His eyes were clear and his heart was true
I made the boy's heart scream my name
But he didn't know the game
But he didn't know the game

SO

Down is where I'm goin'
Pain is what I'm showin'
Love is what I'm takin'
Heart's what I'm breakin'

You don't want to be standin' there
When the storm hits you won't have a prayer
My wind will blow you to your knees
Stay away from me
Stay away from me
Stay away from me

Down is where I'm goin'
Pain is what I'm showin'
Love is what I'm takin'
Heart's what I'm breakin'