I think that last anon also doesn't know that Fifty Shades of Grey was originally a Twilight fanfiction. So if they're going to point to it as an example of media that insults and degrades women, they need to admit that Twilight does too.
catsuitmonarchy

This thing with everyone knowing you, it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know. I don’t really know myself that well.

You poor, miserable little hobo

pt 2:media is degrading, to some degree, to women so why aren't you reprimanding those things too? Take for example, Fifty Shades of Grey. Also, you shouldn't blame the film industry for these types of films because the film industry is just trying to satisfy their audiences. They're just trying to make what sells. Yes, it's a bit cheap that they are promoting these negative things but it's only because us, consumers, like those things.
Anonymous

pt 2:media is degrading, to some degree, to women so why aren’t you reprimanding those things too?

Because this is a Twilight blog. You want to see me rant about misogyny in media, please follow my personal blog.

Take for example, Fifty Shades of Grey

Seriously, follow my personal blog. 

Also, you shouldn’t blame the film industry for these types of films because the film industry is just trying to satisfy their audiences.

WOW. 

They’re just trying to make what sells.

WOW WOW WOW.

Yes, it’s a bit cheap that they are promoting these negative things but it’s only because us, consumers, like those things.

You need to go far away from me before I find a way to Nazgul screech at you via the internet. 

My father is a screenplay writer. I’ve been involved in the business my entire life. And what sells is what Hollywod tells you that you want. I can 100% blame the film industry for promoting shittiness because they are in a position of power and have a huge opportunity to present our country with worthwhile values and educate the public about important issues. Instead, they are only interested in making money, and when something like Twilight comes along, something chock full of rape culture and misogyny but making money regardless - they will beat this pale, sparkly horse for many, many years. And there will be young people out there who watch byproducts of this and think “I want a relationship like that, because the movies glorified it, it must be healthy.”

So sit the fuuuuuuck down.

pt 1:I'm curious as to how this blog isn't a hate blog. It's content is filled with Robert Pattison's hate of the Twilight franchise so to some degree, though indirectly, your blog is hating on Twilight. If I'm correct a hate blog is just a blog dedicated to hating one group, person, object, etc. I totally respect that you guys want to voice your opinions and props for you guys for standing up for women's rights but isn't it a bit much as well? They're just fictitious works. Probably 75% of
Anonymous

pt 1:I’m curious as to how this blog isn’t a hate blog.

Because it’s not.

It’s content is filled with Robert Pattison’s hate of the Twilight franchise so to some degree, though indirectly, your blog is hating on Twilight.

Robert hating Twilight is the subject of this blog. So I guess, in that respect, it is a hate blog. However, the anti-Twilight sentiment on this blog isn’t hate - it’s educating people about why it’s problematic. If my responses were “LOLOL TWILIGHT SUX”, then it’d be hate. “This is rape culture and here’s why” is education. 

If I’m correct a hate blog is just a blog dedicated to hating one group, person, object, etc.

Not what we’re doing here.

I totally respect that you guys want to voice your opinions and props for you guys for standing up for women’s rights but isn’t it a bit much as well?

Nope.

They’re just fictitious works. Probably 75% of

With a massive fanbase of impressionable young women. 

[TW: Sexual Assault]

His lips crushed mine, stopping my protest. He kissed me angrily, roughly, his other hand gripping tight around the back of my neck, making escape impossible. I shoved against his chest with all my strength, but he didn’t even seem to notice. His mouth was soft, despite the anger, his lips molding to mine in a warm, unfamiliar way.

I grabbed at his face, trying to push it away, failing again. He seemed to notice this time, though, and it aggravated him. His lips forced mine open, and I could feel his hot breath in my mouth.

Acting on instinct, I let my hands drop to my side, and shut down. I opened my eyes and didn’t fight, didn’t feel… just waited for him to stop.

Twilight: Eclipse p. 331 (Bella and Jacob’s first kiss)

This is rape culture.

Young women are taught to think of this passage - which describes sexual assault - as erotic. Young men are taught to force their will on young women, regardless of any (non)verbal cues, because sex is conquest and women are objects - not something to be done between two consenting individuals because it’s pleasurable for both people.


The most frightening thing about this excerpt is that many survivors of sexual assault who have disclosed to me describe stories that sound exactly like this one.

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tumblr user clockward submitted this to us. read at your leisure.

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Vomiting everywhere

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The lines before that:

    He still had my chin—his fingers holding too tight, till it hurt—and I saw the resolve form abruptly in his eyes.
    “N—-” I started to object, but it was too late.

And after he assaulted her she punched him in the face but due to his “super human strength” she broke her hand, said “Don’t touche me!” and then:

    “Just let me drive you home,” Jacob insisted. Unbelievably, he had the nerve to wrap his arm around my waist.

    I jerked away from him.

And then:

    When he got in the driver’s side, he was whistling.

AND THEN while he was driving:

    “…There is so much I can give you that he can’t. I’ll bet he couldn’t even kiss you like that—-because he would hurt you. I would never, never hurt you, Bella.”

    I held up my injured hand.

    He sighed. “That wasn’t my fault. You should have known better.”

And then:

    He grinned over at me. “You kissed me back.”

    I gasped, unthinkingly balling my hands up into fists again, hissing when my broken hand reacted.

    “Are you okay?” he asked. 

     “I did not.”

    “I think I can tell the difference.”

    “Obviously you can’t——that was not kissing back, that was trying to get you the hell off me, you idiot.”

    He laughed a low, throaty laugh. “Touchy. Almost overly defensive, I would say.

    I took a deep breath. There was no point in arguing with him; he would twist anything I said.

Then when she gets home, to where her father, Charlie, the police officer, is:

    “Why did she hit you?”

    “Because I kissed her,” Jacob said, unashamed.

    “Good for you, kid,” Charlie congratulated him.

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I didn’t read the citation first. I read the quote. I thought I was reading a woman’s account of how she was about to be raped, not a fucking passage from a romance novel. 

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Escape From The Twilight Zone - an amazingly depressing interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

You guys, this is amazing. Rob could not hate his life more if he tried.

Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most—but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want.’Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something.

Rob, on how Twilight has essentially ruined his career (or at least will pigeonhole him into roles for the rest of his life). 

Another thing that 13 year-old anon can do is write an email explaining the situation to her counselor, ccing the teachers AND the principal, naming the kid with the grabby hands and stating that it is affecting her ability to feel safe at school. If she feels that her writing skills are not up to snuff get a trusted grownup/parent to help her with the wording. By ccing the principal you force everyone to take action cover their butts. Leave a paper trail. Sending good thoughts.
thetoymakers

ALL OF THIS.

Thanks, guys. I'm going to pitch-slap him so hard, his man boobs are going to concave! And I seriously have no intentions of apologising
Anonymous

It's pretty related to the abuse/stalking in Twilight, but many other novels/movies that are claimed as romantic and oh so sweet glamorize stalking (for example, and I know many people don't want to hear this, The Notebook in which Noah threatens to kill himself if Allie doesn't go out with him etc) and the fact that men stalking women is so normalized as romantic (he only does it because he loves her so much) is frightening. This may be why so many people don't recognize/deny it for what it is.
Anonymous

THE ROMANTICIZING OF UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS IN THE MEDIA NEEDS TO STOP. 

we seriously need more feminists in the movie industry, good lord.