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On Our Bella, Ourselves

Heres the thing... the author of this article compares 18th century fluff novels to 21st century fluff novels. While relevant to the time, and valuable in providing us with perspectives on societal structures, I don't believe that they are inherently valuable to learn from. It is valuable to see what women have written for women, and have had successfully published. This show us what society views as acceptable for a woman to be interested in. I don't have an inherent problem with women getting pregnant, or for a story to revolve around a pregnancy. its part of our lives as women, and whether or not we choose to become pregnant, the ability to reproduce is a defining part of our lives. But really. No. I'm sorry. I cannot be on board with praising twilight in anyway. Its ill written drivel that feeds into the preconceived ideals we have for women in this society. I don't have a problem with wanting to become a wife and mother. its something I want for myself one day. BUT ITS NOT ALL I WANT. And I'll give someone 100 bucks if they can come up with something that Bella doesn't want that doesn't fit into that stereotypical mold. The point of Feminism is that we can be whomever we want regardless of preconceived notions, and that we all want something a little different. SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A HOBBY.

end rant.

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm 1