how many “friend-zoned” guys does it take to change a light bulb? None they’ll just compliment it and get pissed when it won’t screw.
this is the best joke ever
[TW: Sexual Assault, rape culture, victim blaming]
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.
tumblr user clockward submitted this to us. read at your leisure.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
still having this argument with people tho
it is this passage that people (rightfully) hate twilight
everyone knows that edward himself isn’t much better
There are bitches who swear this entire pile of tripe passing for young adult literature is the ideal romance.
And the entire series is like this. I didn’t just “jump” on the Twilight-hating bandwagon because I thought it was cool. The minute I heard the plot I knew it was going to be rage-inducing. I gave the books a chance and lo and behold I was fucking right.
Oh, this part made me rage.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a problem with people reading and writing non-con. People should have the freedom to fantasize about whatever they want. But then non-con needs to be clearly labeled and packaged as non-con, not passed off as mainstream romance and sold to young girls as some kind of ideal.
That has always been my problem with Twilight. Not the content or the way it was written, but the fact that it was presented to the mainstream without any kind of warning or even discussion about the fact that this is okay to fantasize about but would be unhealthy and abusive in real life. Particularly when the intended audience is teenage girls.
i think the thing i hate the ABSOLUTE MOST is the way Charlie reacted to the way Jacob assaulted his own daughterand fucking congratulated himon it.
and people STILL fucking pull that “oh charlie is the only good thing about twilight” shit. NO. if you’re gonna acknowledge everything so terribly wrong with twilight, you’re gonna acknowledge Charlie’s shitty behavior and not just laugh it off as “oh but he’s fUNNY TOO HAHA” no fuck off. you don’t get to pick and choose what’s “bad-wrong” and what’s “okay-wrong”.(via carry-on-my-wayward-butt)