3/25/16

Well that's creepy

From Matt Adrian's book,
 "The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds"
How is persistently following someone, changing your whole schedule so that it could revolve around them, extreme dependence, and isolation romantic? It’s not, it’s creepy and very lonely. You start missing your friends, your family, your former self. Plus that’s a giant red flag that you’re in an unhealthy/abusive relationship. Which is why I’m not a big fan of Edward’s and Bella’s relationship in the Twilight series because it portrays exactly that, an unhealthy relationship.
In the second book Edward isolates Bella from her friends especially during lunch; throughout the series they’re together almost all the time, except when Edward needs to hunt; Edward is jealous of Jacob, and even takes out Bella’s engine so he could prevent her from visiting Jacob; in the first book, he forces her to go to prom even though she clearly said that she did not want to; and, also in the first book, he follows Bella to Portland without her knowing about it till later on in the book. In “Midnight Sun”, the incomplete draft of Twilight told from Edward’s point of view, he even admits that he stalked her.
That’s not very gentlemanly or romantic, and after a hundred years, Edward should have known better*. After all, even old dogs can learn new tricks, like Carlisle and the medical field.

*Kind of. Considering today’s society and how it romanticizes abusive tactics like those mentioned above, I’m not that surprised that Edward still doesn’t know any better.

Other ways that Edward’s and Bella’s relationship is problematic: https://domesticatedmonsters.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/10-signs-of-an-abusive-relationship/

Also, if you're ever afraid that you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources that you could turn to for help:
http://www.thehotline.org/
http://www.loveisrespect.org/
http://womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/get-help-for-violence/violence-help-hotlines.html
http://www.feminist.org/911/crisis_state.html
http://www.feminist.org/911/crisis.html
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-men.htm
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-and-battered-women.htm

And now the weather:
Satisfied from Hamilton an American Musical cover by BeeBri7
He will never be satisfied
I will never be satisfied
~ Stacy N.

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