Letting Life Lead
First, let me say I’ve read my fair share of smut and even read a few things that I really wish I hadn’t, but for the most part I don’t usually need to read or watch something in its entirety to judge when something is off. I don’t need to see the Human Centipede to determine that it’s shock garbage. Reading the synopsis and recaps was enough to put me off my lunch, and I’m a fan of horror. I don’t need fighting genius to determine that boob shaped armor is a Bull’s Eye to a killing blow. Twilight is not horror; Fifty Shades is not a love story. Period. I find it exceedingly disturbing that it is marketed that way, though I couldn’t really put my finger on the right words to convey it. Kristen from Warrior Writers hit in on the head for me Does Fiction Matter? Society and Social Change.
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I often feel bad when someone references Twilight or Fifty Shades in a positive way, and I’m forced to choose between lying or explaining exactly how offensive I find them both to be. I could write for far too long about everything that’s wrong with these sexist, misogynistic (and poorly written to boot) pieces of garbage.
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I hear you. It isn’t even the fact that Bella is a naive piece of wood. She is a naive piece of wood that has no interests at all (does she even have a hobby? does she hate toast?) and doesn’t grow. She’s supposed to be the heroine and all she really is, is a prop. I have to underline that by saying that as a twelve year old I would have dug the books, but I would have grown bored and outgrown them quickly.