Twilight is an ultra-popular series of books that has now been made into a series of high-budget, blockbuster films. It blatantly promotes the idea of waiting till marriage to have sex by including main characters Bella and Edward who wait until they are married in the final book to go beyond making out. But Twilight promotes waiting till marriage in other, more subtle ways as well. Here are 5 ways that the Twilight series encourages waiting and the ideals surrounding it. The Twilight series centers around the growing love of two central characters: Bella Swan human and Edward Cullen vampire. Although the opportunity for sex arises several times throughout the series, they never go through with it.
Why have teenage girls been bitten by the Edward Cullen bug to devour the Twilight novels?
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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Is Twilight empowering to young women? We live in a culture that is overwhelmingly sex negative, particularly for women. Supernatural empowerment I'll give you though it takes three books to get there , but if Bella Swan is a sexual power fantasy I'm a three-toed sloth.
If you've been spending time in proximity to teenage girls this week, there's a strong chance you've heard about Edward Cullen. He's reached heartthrob status in a major way, and he's done it while refusing to devour, or sleep with, the story's heroine, a Jonas Brother for the literary set. To bank on the comparisons, Breaking Dawn , the concluding installation, hit bookstores on Saturday with Potter-esque midnight parties, secrecy, and sales in the millions although they didn't touch HP's numbers, mostly because the fan-base is so exclusively female and post-pubescent.