9:40 pm - 11/30/2009

Official: Twilight's Bella & Edward Are In An Abusive Relationship

If you've suspected that there's something unhealthy about the relationship between Bella and Edward in the phenomenally successful Twilight series, then it turns out that you're exactly right. In fact, there are fifteen examples of unhealthiness.

Livejournal user kar3ning was reminded of something after going to see New Moon recently:

According to the National Domestic Violence hotline, these are some signs that you may be in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship.

Does your partner:
* Look at you or act in ways that scare you?


* Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

"Stay away from the werewolves. I love you."

* Make all of the decisions?


* Act like the abuse is no big deal, it's your fault, or even deny doing it?
"If I wasn't so attracted to you, I wouldn't have to break up with you."

* Threaten to commit suicide?

"I just can't live without you. In fact, I'll run to Italy and try suicide by vampire if anything happens to you."

* Threaten to kill you?

On their first date.

These are some more signs of an abusive relationship.
Has your partner...
* Tried to isolate you from family or friends.

Bella doesn't have time for anyone else!

* Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.).

* Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you.
Does tossing her through a glass table count?

* Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place.

"We're breaking up. And I'm leaving you in the forest."

* Scared you by driving recklessly.

* Forced you to leave your home.

She had to run away with him to flee from the other vampires in the first movie, and she had to drop everything and run to Italy in the second.

* Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention.
Check. Even in the hospital, nothing is a big deal.

* Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles.
Well, they are Mormon... (I know, I know, cheap shot.)

* Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships.
Check, wolf-boy.

Now I'm pissed. According to the NDVH, "If you answered ‘yes' to even one of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship." This list is fifteen.

We'd be interested in hearing Stephenie Meyer's (Or even some Twihards') response to this, but somehow don't imagine that one is forthcoming.

What Do You See In Him Again? [Captain's Log]

Source: io9

mmmfashnik 30th-Nov-2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
derschatzi 30th-Nov-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
finding_jay 30th-Nov-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Oh god I burst out laughing.
captainmarveljt 30th-Nov-2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
strahovski 30th-Nov-2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
minutesaway 30th-Nov-2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
cascianca 30th-Nov-2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
radical_ed57 30th-Nov-2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
kindafunnysad 30th-Nov-2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
omg LOL irl
skylark67678 30th-Nov-2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
hahahhaa I like this
riotcalifornia 30th-Nov-2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
khaldrogo 30th-Nov-2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
lmao can't stop loling

i was scrolling and scrolling and then bam, hysterical laughter.
glittersecrecy 30th-Nov-2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
:[ that scared me.
babybalooga19 30th-Nov-2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
OMG lol forever
lillyluna 30th-Nov-2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
papertoad 30th-Nov-2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Actual LOLIRL and they're pretty rare...
sha_shannon 30th-Nov-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
lol irl. at a hospital and shouldn't, but lol irl.
nene718 30th-Nov-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
crazyyogurt 30th-Nov-2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
lmao omg
tom_ato 30th-Nov-2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
HAHA OMG I literally lol'd irl.
juanitatequila 30th-Nov-2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
opheliassister 30th-Nov-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
that look from the "guy you alert the flight attendent about" collection.
ex_lovergir 30th-Nov-2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
lmao I love that commentary.
punkchica321 30th-Nov-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I love how his eyebrows become groomed once his eyes are huge.
sexi_squidward 30th-Nov-2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
ginandnews 30th-Nov-2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Will always be funny.
evilgmbethy 30th-Nov-2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
lol this made me laugh so hard I spit
rockingmyfaith 30th-Nov-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
yaoipimp 30th-Nov-2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Knew it was coming, still LOL'd!
gringotts 30th-Nov-2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
LMAO ty for making me c hoke on my breakfast
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