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
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