By now everyone’s heard the jokes about how bad and terrible the vampire-romance series Twilight is. Yes, it has cheesy sparkling vampires and transforming werewolf men who keep losing their shirt seemingly every ten minutes. If you haven’t heard about Twilight, then maybe that brief description sounds campy enough.
But does Twilight actually do women a disservice? Is it actually setting an idealistic bad precedent, undermining prior efforts at femininity, equality, and romance?
I think it does.