Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Question of the Week: Setting Unrealistic Expectations?

Saw this on The Frisky this afternoon:

"...it’s ruining the next generation of women by teaching them that guys should be moody jerks who twinkle in the sunlight while being borderline abusive due to an insatiable bloodlust..."

Thoughts? They have a list of ten movie characters that set unrealistic expections of men by women at the above link. Does anyone really expect their husband to be Edward? Does anyone even WANT him to be?

For me, I just love the feeling of brand-new love in the book. I don't get so much of that after being with my husband for ten years (married for five), so it's nice to live vicariously. But if Matt even THOUGHT about taking on some of Edward's obsessive tendencies, I'd have to hire a werewolf hitman. ;-)

5 enjoyed the bouquet.:

Ginger said...

First of all, what is The Frisky? lol

Unfortunately there are some crazy freaks out there who ARE searching for their 'Edward'. Those same freaks are what make me so mad because they are labeling everyone who is interested in the Twilight series as freaks too. But thats a whole other topic...

I don't think I would purposely seek out a man or relationship that portrays Edward or any other fictional character. Its absurd to me. I have however been known to ask guys to wear their hair spikey & messy, similar to RPattz :-) haha I can't help it! it's HOTT.

Jes said...

ERIN!!! you MUST read GRACELING!! I'm gonna toe you down until you do, it is the BEST first love story that I have read!!!!!! Read it now, all of you!!!!

I'm confused, what's wrong with wanting my man to sparkle in sunlight?? I think it's totally legit.

heatheryruth said...

K Jes, I added it to my Library list! :)

Erin said...

do you have it, jes??? i want to borrow it! and why didn't i get these comment notifications? something's up with my inbox...

Kari said...

I've thought a lot about the quote about what Twilight is teaching the next gen about love. I guess I just don't buy into it. We grew up watching 90210 (the original version) and Melrose Place (I'm old) -- would Billy have been a good role model? What about our obsession with NKOTB? Were they perfect role models? Shall all relationships or men portrayed in relationships be rid of all flaws? Should they all be perfect?