I’ve heard a lot of critique of Twilight as anti-feminist. I like this because it’s the most thoroughly argued case I’ve seen that shines some light on the amount of glossing and idealization regarding Edward.
“However, no matter how independent women get, there will always be that part of them that wants to be treated like an old-fashioned lady, whether that means letting her take the backseat in some decision-making or complimenting her on the hot new dress she bought. Sound contradictory to you? Well, that’s because it is. Women are a complete contradiction in terms and that’s one thing they’re likely never to evolve out of — like men and leaving the toilet seat up. We all have our crosses to bear.” Hilarious. You must read this ridiculousness.