Twilight: A Healthy Dose Of Fear
(Content Note: Abusive Relationships, Rape, Examples of Misogynist/Ableist/Harmful Language)
Edward has issues with anger and ableism and trust and intimacy and everything else with Bella because, fundamentally, he does not respect Bella. He claims to love her, and the narrative says I'm supposed to believe him, but he doesn't respect her even a bit.
Deconstruction: Can't, Shouldn't, Won't
(Content Note: Surgery, Disabilities, Food Intolerances, Fat Shaming, Diet Industries, Rape)
The more I think on it, the more I feel like the American myth of Individualism and Freedom and Capitalism and Choice only really applies to heterosexual cowboys who choose to eat danger, shit bullets, and ride off into pretty sunsets on pretty horses with prettier women clutching prettily at them. But it's important to remember that if there's only one choice, if this "choice" is the only valid one for us to make, then we don't value Choice at all.
Twilight: My Beloved Asshole and Me
(Content Note: Abusive Relationships)
This is an abusive relationship because -- once again -- Bella is covertly burying her needs. Edward, the boy of her dreams, then aggressively explains how he needs complete access to Bella's thoughts, so Bella immediately becomes a study in how to wipe any "inappropriate" thoughts and feelings from her language, body language, and facial expressions in order to make Edward happy.
Narnia: When The Narrative Is Stacked Against You
(Content Note: Abuse (Emotional / Family / Physical / Religious)
"Susan was the worst."
Let's just linger on that one for a moment.
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