I'm not much of a feminist. If my husband made enough so that I didn't have to work, I'd be more than happy to be stay at home mom and have dinner ready when he got home from work and I'd vacuum in heels and pearls.
That's a choice that I as an adult am prepared to make. He doesn't though so I'm happy working for The Man and earning my place as an equal partner in our relationship.
HOWEVER- the Twilight Saga pisses me off even if I have read and watched it all. I can't stand behind the philosophy of it all.
Stephanie Meyer is sending the message to impressionable tween/teen girls that all you need in life is a man to support you and a baby. No friends, family, or education required to have a fulfilling life. Just a man and a kid. This is wrong on so many different levels.
Like I said, I'm guilty of encouraging by reading and watching. But I'm 29 years old and I know all that is bullshit. I know that you can have the man, the baby, the career, the education to get the career, and the friends too. I also know that you can just have the friends and the career.
I know that love is NOT allowing yourself to be dominated by an overbearing control freak that does crazy shit like pulling your spark plugs so you can't go see a friend.
These young girls don't know this. Not only that but all the tween boys seeing these girls go ape-shit over Edward and his manipulative, controlling, domineering ways is going to think that's how they should behave to get the girl.
We're creating a society of idiots.
It's all such bullshit.