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Old July 7 2010, 07:27 PM   #81
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Re: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Discussion and Grading

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And underlying the concern for one but not the other is the chauvinistic notion that women need to be protected from this sort of thing.
I agree that that's a factor, though I'd argue that in most stereotypically male-centric cultural stuff (Halo, 007, Trek even), there are core values of serving the greater good, unlike Meyer's fantasies.

Ironic, isn't it: the protectionist impulse which makes many of us men loathe Twilight is the narrative foundation of the series itself! Reminds me of a top FML:
Today, my girlfriend dumped me proclaiming she wanted someone more like her "Edward". I asked her who Edward was. She held up a copy her "Twilight" book. She was talking about a fictional vampire. FML
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