One thing that amazes me about today’s teenage culture is the misconception of love as well as sanity. I really do feel like an old fuddy duddy, I’m quite prudish, I have no shame or embarassment about that fact, in my book there are things that should be done in private and within the boundaries of marriage.
I am by no means a fan of the Twilight series, not only is it badly written, it sends a completely warped message to young people, particularly young girls, about love, relationships, marriage, and sex. A guy who breaks into your house to watch you sleep is not romantic, nor sweet, it’s creepy, weird, and a very dangerous sign. A guy who constantly talks about your friends in a negative tone, wants you to give up your friends for him and his friends, and frequently is verbally abusive is not a good choice for a friend, much good boyfriend material.
I was watching Criminal Minds last night (my favorite show that creeps me out…I pretty much never eat while watching the show and yet I keep watching it) and one of the commercial spots was for a Twilight: New Moon DVD release party. The placement made me laugh mostly because the CM episode was about a guy who has a psychotic break and then begins to kidnap female hitchhikers to find a new wife and mother for his daughter so that social services will let him keep her. He also breaks into the foster mothers house to tell his daughter extremely disturbing bedtime stories about the women that he killed, but making them into “queens” as a way of sanitizing the story for his daughter.
Not really meaning to be stupid, but I think that every young girl who has read the Twilight books should have to watch Criminal Minds, especially the episodes about psychopatic guys trying to find their “perfect match.” And then maybe the girls will see that the leading men in the Twilight series are not the most romantic guys in the world and that they should be looking for someone better and saner.