I love Target: Women.That said, I haven't read Twilight yet, so I'll just assume this hits the mark... :)
I am entirely NOT ashamed that I haven't read Twilight or subsequent books, and this is why:As it has become the topic of our relief society lately, I am a little put off. Meyer portrays the "perfect man," who is empathetic, honest, caring, blah blah blah. Guess what? There are, I think, NO men that are the perfect man. I've never met a man like him. My husband's great, but he's definitely not perfect like Mr. Cullen. What is happening is that all these women are finding such an incredible attraction to this man--who is NOT REAL--and they come out of the book with this uber-ridiculous and insurmountable expectation of what to get out of a man. I'm not saying this is Meyer's intention; just that the women today who are so taken with Twilight are in for a real ride.I work with a gal whose marriage all of a sudden took a downward spiral after she read Twilight. She is now going through the divorce process. When asked what she was getting divorced for, she simply said, "He wasn't listening to me and he doesn't care." Hmmmm. Correlation? Maybe not, but I can't help but think that these insecurities of hers were only multiplied because of this book. I could be wrong.Most girls I know who have read the book wouldn't DARE say it's like adultery. I'm not saying that being so taken with a purely fictional character IS adultery, but it leads these girls to an obsession with a man (FICTIONAL) other than their husband. Maybe I sound a little too extreme? After all, I haven't read the books.And I don't plan on it.I love my husband so much. He makes me frustrated sometimes, but I've learned to let it slide. No man is the perfect man, but he's just fine the way he is.
I think that if women are so taken in by Twilight that they would divorce their husbands over it obviously have much deeper issues that have nothing to do with the book. Thanks for sharing that clip. It made me laugh.
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