Is the Twilight Series Turning Teens into Bloodsucking Conservatives?

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    Twilight & Young Adult Books Altering Teen Brains | Vampires & Teen Literature Trends | LiveScience

    You can't make this shit up. :lol:
     
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    I don't think it is turning them into conservatives, but she does wait until marriage. Of course she then gets pregnant with a half blood or whatever they called her in the book. The woman who wrote the books is mormon, it is too be expected she would have her wait until marriage. Other than that part, I don't see how the lady can make her argument.
     
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    The Twilight series has been the greatest contribution to literacy since the invention of Phonics. (and Harry Potter). I have never seen kids so excited about reading. To suggest that it is HARMING children is promoting censorship.

    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
    — Ray Bradbury

     
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    Yeah, but one must sellout the principle of education because there is a perceived right-wing message.

    As far as I am concerned, because of that woman's comment, she no longer has an ounce of credibility.

    Once one is willing to sellout their field's principles to a political issue, they lose all cred.
     
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    I don't think this lady is going to get kids to stop reading Twilight. :lol:

    It was one article, it will be okay. Plus I doubt, there is a girl under the age of 25 who hasn't read them. And if you do read them, it is easy to tell it isn't about spreading some message. You would be giving Twilight too much credit for one. The books are good, but not that good.
     
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    True Blood on the other hand, is all about the underlying message.
    The tv show, probably more than the books, but it is still there.
     
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    Fuck Twilight..

    I took a man card away from my best friend for liking the movie.. :lol:
     
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    "Scientists, authors and educators met in Cambridge, England, Sept. 3-5 for a conference organized by Nikolajeva" I don't know how much cred people will give this, but it's not "just one article" on the internet. It was published in Live Science and I'm sure all these "scholars" will go back and share what they learned.

    I haven't read them. But even if this woman's opinion is correct, the world won't end either. :cuckoo: I wonder how she feels about rap music. :eek:
     
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    You deserve a man card for taking that man card. Here.
     
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    I think it's messing with women's minds. I'm a heterosexual male and even I know the werewolf is hotter.
     

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