We can’t attack Stephenie Meyer because she is rich.
We can’t attack Stephenie Meyer because her book and the woman herself have moved beyond the real and have become cultural icons.
What is wrong with girls having power to choose when they want to have sex?
What is wrong with…
The only ones of these that I disagree with are J and M. Before we begin, I want to say that I have read all of the books. I was in college, they were popular and my roommate convinced me to try them. I enjoyed reading them, though I couldn’t tell you any one thing that I liked about the books (other than the humor of the chapters when Jacob was the narrator). I’ve only seen the first movie, and I was underwhelmed by it and felt that part of the reason for that was it was missing so much of the explanations for Bella’s actions that you got when you were reading her narrations in the book. Overall, they aren’t the worst books I’ve ever read, but they weren’t the best either. The books don’t deserve all of the hate they get, but those horrible movies definitely do.
"J. So, it’s normal when every hot woman wants to have sex with the hero of a fantasy novel, but when two hot teen guys want to have sex with the teen heroine, then it’s Mary Sue fantasy?”
It felt weird to me because Edward and Jacob seem to love Bella for no reason other than she exists for them to love. I felt that she had very little personality, and was more of a disconnected narrator for the majority of the books. This doesn’t necessarily make the whole story terrible, but it definitely made it feel like it wasn’t as real.
"M. Is it bad to have a final violent confrontation end with a woman’s compromise through words?”
The problem wasn’t so much that it ended with words, it was that the confrontation was built up so much. Everything seems so dire and dangerous and then it seemed to be resolved way too easily. The way the final confrontation was built up it felt like the final battle was going to be big. It felt anti-climactic to me. It wasn’t a bad way to resolve things necessarily, it just didn’t meet the expectations that had been created by the build up.