Totally agree with this. Meyer doesn’t actually depict the sex scene itself, and can you imagine if she had? “Edward’s hands on my throat almost choked out my breath,” “his grip on my wrists almost made me cry as I looked up into his beautiful, perfect face,” etc….Lots of readers would be really alarmed at this being Bella’s first sexual encounter, and with good reason.
It’s one thing to have a bruise or two afterwards when you’re experienced in sex—maybe because you indicated to your partner that you like it rough—and another thing to look really beaten up after losing your virginity on your wedding night.
By eliding over the actual sex, ostensibly to be more “appropriate,” Meyer effectively normalizes abuse in a way that’s really inappropriate.
If my laptop had a “THIS” key, it would have fallen off the keyboard from this post alone.
I don’t understand why in this day and age, why this is okay. Twilight is one of those things where I don’t really have the words for it, other than “WHAT?WHAT?WHAT?WHAT?” while wishing for spontaneous combustion so as to not have to think about it ever again. I find it incredibly irresponsible that it was ever published in the first place.
Sorry twilight fans, this is so true. The entire relationship and patterns of a slightly to majorly abusive relationship completely ruin the “romance” in this. LOVE is not OBSESSION. Love is caring, understanding, accepting, and RESPECT. From BOTH parties.