Does your partner … look at you or act in ways that scare you? Check! … make all the decisions? Check! … threaten to commit suicide? Check!Don’t feel righteous just yet, Team Jacob, as kar3ning points out that the werewolves are hardly ideal mates themselves. In “New Moon,” we’re introduced to a werewolf named Sam and his live-in girlfriend, “who he f**king mauled once, because she provoked him into turning into a werewolf … Domestic violence is not romantic, and I don’t care how much you say she started it, you don’t hit your girlfriend. EVER.”
Kar3ning thinks the books (and movies) romanticize domestic violence. But while I think she has a point, Twilight is a modern day fairytale of sorts, and most of the classics romanticize unhealthy relationships. I mean, Juliet stabbed herself through the heart because she thought her beloved Romeo was dead, which is pretty co-dependent and pathetic, and that play is thought to be the height of romanticism.
Anyway, what do you think? Does “Twilight” send a terrible message to girls or are girls smart enough to know that the Bella/Edward relationship is not one to be desired in real life?
Original by: Amelia McDonell-Parry