29 November 2012

What Twilight Teaches Girls

Interesting article from Wired Magazine from two years ago on the Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight.  Here were my favorites, but I would commend that you read the rest (rather than reading Twilight). 

  1. If a boy is aloof, stand-offish, ignores you or is just plain rude, it is because he is secretly in love with you — and you are the point of his existence.
  2. Secrets are good — especially life-threatening ones.
  3. It is extremely romantic to put yourself in dangerous situations in order to see your ex-boyfriend again. It’s even more romantic to remember the sound of his voice when he yelled at you.
  4. Lying to your parents is fine. Lying to your parents while you run away to save your suicidal boyfriend is an extremely good idea that shows your strength and maturity. Also, it is what you must do.
  5. If the boy you are in love with causes you (even indirectly) to be so badly beaten you end up in the hospital, you should tell the doctors and your family that you “fell down the steps” because you are such a silly, clumsy girl. That false explanation always works well for abused women.
  6. Men can be changed for the better if you sacrifice everything you are and devote yourself to their need for change.

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