The TS forum has had the Proboards V5 update added to it, and I feel now is a good time to announce the future plan for the forum. Due to the dying off of the Twilight Fandom, the TS forum will be shifting its focus to literature in general. This means that the name and the focus of the forum will be changed, but the Twilight sections will remain. The forum’s roots are in critiquing Twilight and we will respect and honor those roots.
If you would like to help in picking out the forum’s new name, vote in this thread.
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.
i think people who discourage other people’s dreams because they’re “unrealistic” need to stop and realise that the woman who ripped off twilight, added some poorly written porn, made the story worse and published it is now a millionaire because of that
I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately, trying to sort through some stuff and respond to people who so generously donated (while also doing my normal everyday things).
Thought I would pass this along in the meantime.
This is an update related to the post I made about raising funds for Octavius Dontrell Lamb;s funeral. Over $6000 was raised, and I want to personally want to thank everyone that helped to get information out about this and everyone that was able to donate.