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09:25 AM on 11/18/2011
I'm a grown woman and I'm, downright embarrassed for other grown women who get too excited or obsessed over Twilight. You're drooling and screaming over teenage boys (the characters, anyway). Think of it in reverse: If thousands and thousands of grown men, many of whom had children and grandchildren, stood in line to make catcalls and whooping and sexually suggestive noises at teenage girls, would the reaction be this positive? No, I don't think it would be. So why is it OK for women to do it when it wouldn't be OK for men? Frankly I think it's kind of sick.
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a okafor007
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10:39 AM on 11/18/2011
Double standards FTW!!! lol
Bianca S
You can't go trick-or-treating. Ever. For a week
12:27 PM on 11/18/2011
Exactly, good observation.
-swift
Can you put your country before your party?
09:19 AM on 11/18/2011
For all the young, impressionable girls out there, "We are all Bella" is a false statement. In fact, most of you aren't Bella. Where do you all get the idea that you need a man to complete you? Movies mostly, and bad books.
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HatakeSC
09:52 AM on 11/18/2011
It's not just one man, but two. That's actually a line from this new movie that it feels "complete when Jacob is there too"
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farmerlady
Blonde, Democratic socialist, and unwilling expat
10:14 AM on 11/18/2011
Kinky sandwich.
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amantedelibros
09:13 AM on 11/18/2011
Well, I read the first twilight book because I saw it everywhere and, since I'm a writer and particularly like children's literature and have no kids, I wanted to know what all the hoopla was about. So, I read the first one. The writing isn't prose, but then again, lots of books out there aren't. But once you read one book, you have continue reading the rest to see how it all will end. I don't particularly like Bella. I don't know think she's a great role model for young girls/teens. She's self-destructive, has no self-esteem, wants to die because Edward left her (early on) and I couldn't help but wonder how that would influence young girls/teens who are not so self-confident. If the boy they like rejects them, will they become self-destructive like Bella? Most probably not. But for the few who can't distinguish reality from the fantasy they cook up in the brains? Anyway, I'll go see this Part 1 because it's part of the whole book/movie thing. And for the record, I'll admit it...I'm with the Wolf Pack. Gotta love dogs :)
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DeHeSe
The only constant in life is change
03:11 PM on 11/18/2011
I agree with you. I picked up the first book because it was everywhere, I like fantasy-romance-sci/fi stories and others who read it liked it so I figured "why not?" and got them from a used bookstore. I read the rest of the series and cringed the entire time about Bella's lack of self confidence and her whining, and the sparkles - wth is up with that?

BUT I've seen the movies when they come out on DVD for the pure fun of CGI werewolves (but I hate the copper colored eyes, they look so bad and fake.) I actually think the movies are better than the books because 1. we are not inside Bella's head the whole time, that was awful; 2. the characters are more real than they were written (terrible writing) and 3. I want to see the birth scene where the baby needs to chewed out her stomach lol
Xgal08
You mustn't be afraid to dream bigger, darling
09:08 AM on 11/18/2011
The title of this article needs to be changed to Top ten reasons why some grown women love it. I can't stand Twilight and I'm pretty sure i'm not the only one.
09:04 AM on 11/18/2011
The "grown" women I know who like this tripe are generally miserable, lonely, have a chronic case of self-loathing/low self-esteem, are either hopelessly single or stuck with a loser they don't have the confidence to shake, generally have one or two unplanned kids that they complain about incessantly & devour gossip magazines like they're fat-free candy. Frankly, if anyone over the age of 14 admits to liking Twilight, I immediately lose respect for them & have a hard time regarding them as intelligent in any other way. It's a putrid excuse for literature & the overtones of stalking & male dominance are a terrifying message to pass on to the next generation.
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farmerlady
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10:15 AM on 11/18/2011
Hey, my girls are 12 and 14 and already know better than to like Twilight. Don't put all tweenies in the same boat.
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Olderandwiser55
getting older and wiser....
01:58 PM on 11/21/2011
good for you farmerlady-love the bio
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dil123
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10:26 AM on 11/18/2011
Hey I hate Twilight, but I went through my "devouring gossip magazine like they're fat free candy". It was just a phase, when I thought for some reason I had to be as rich as them to be happy. Now of course, I know that the rich is no more happier than the rest of us, they feel they never have to "grow up" and they are for the most part, totally insecure (Thank you "Housewives). BTW, gossip magazines are fat-free candy, oh them and totally browsing jewelry stores you know you can't afford.
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PaddockGirl
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04:07 AM on 11/19/2011
great post.
09:03 AM on 11/18/2011
I don't get it, myself. I've tried to watch this stuff and tried to read it and it bored me to tears. Not really into teenage love stories. If I'm going to read about this sort of thing, I'm going to read Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books. I'll take Acheron over pasty-faced Edward any day of the week! LOL!
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10:44 PM on 11/18/2011
It may be teen-age love, but many sappy adult women love them too. I can't understand it.
09:03 AM on 11/18/2011
WE'RE ALL BELLA?!?!?!? Hell no.
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amantedelibros
09:15 AM on 11/18/2011
I agree.
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PerryLogan
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08:57 AM on 11/18/2011
Yes, but it's easy to prove that grown women are silly. For example, they paint their lips red.
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Dede Eagleburger
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12:12 PM on 11/18/2011
how does that make us silly?
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CunningStunts
01:53 AM on 11/20/2011
It's just one example. Silly, but pretty to look at.
08:53 AM on 11/18/2011
O.K., I'll admit it. "Twilight" is one of my guilty pleasures. The writing and the movies are atrocious,but hey, not everything has to be deep and meaningful in order to be enjoyed. I am 51 years old and am re-reading " The Divine Comedy" for some light reading before bed. I know they're awful, but I did say 'guilty pleasure'.
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karen lyons kalmenson
i poem/paint, sometimes, i ain't
08:47 AM on 11/18/2011
no longer have to
be silent and moping
yes we old ladies like
twilight
and we are out in the open
vampires are cool
but werewolves for me
dogs of any sort
make for good company
Kate Fletcher
crooked timber
11:51 PM on 11/23/2011
Love the post! LOL, I want a Tardis, so I am certainly not going to throw any stones here. :D
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karen lyons kalmenson
i poem/paint, sometimes, i ain't
06:11 AM on 11/24/2011
no stones caught;-D

have a most groovy holiday!
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Luke Dreckman
My Liberal views beat up your Conservative ones.
08:46 AM on 11/18/2011
Hahaha...any woman who watches Twilight is probably single, divorce a few times or can't understand why know one wants.....(here is a hint, its because you want the fairy tale life that doesnt exist)
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AHMatron
08:38 AM on 11/18/2011
I do not understand the lure of vampires, werewolves and zombies as sexual partners. And I guess I've become accustomed to thinking that young men flaunting gorgeous bodies must be gay. All these characters seem depressed. Maybe that's by design. High School can be a rather depressing time.
Anyway, count me as another women with no interest in this.
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FiredUpRTG
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08:33 AM on 11/18/2011
What's next, Barbara Cartland? It's a different generation.
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amantedelibros
09:19 AM on 11/18/2011
The Catherine Cookson Anthology is pretty good and the movies are quite good. All period pieces set in the mid-1800s England. Lots of abject poverty juxtaposed with the wealth of landowners and all the intrigues that follow.
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french queen13
my beloved is mine and I am his
04:52 AM on 11/19/2011
Aieeee!
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08:26 AM on 11/18/2011
as a man ive had no desire to even try to watch these movies. i dont even think they are "chic flicks" per se. i just dont find the whole thing interesting enough to get me to want to watch what the hype is about
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amantedelibros
09:21 AM on 11/18/2011
As one who's read all the books out of curiosity more than anything else and seen the movies out of a sense of obligation for having read the silly books, I say to you: You're not missing anything. Although, if you're into special effects, the wolves are pretty cool looking, but that's about it really. At least for me.
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08:21 AM on 11/18/2011
Isn't that some kind of drug?