The blog Whiskey Fire has directed us to a nutty column by someone named Dr. Miriam Grossman, who feels that Stephenie Myers’ Twilight series has a lot to say on the subject of teen sex in this era of licentiousness and vice.
Here’s the best part (emphasis added, but hardly needed):
When standards are lowered to these abysmal levels, teens get a green light for behavior they’ll regret. Instead, a girl should be encouraged to wait until her own Edward Cullen comes along, a man who has waited for her as she has for him; who will stay at her side, fight battles for her, and prove himself. Your scent is a drug to me, Edward tells Bella, while eyeing her neck with hunger. But he doesn’t give in. As Tanya pointed out, he fights the toughest battle “ the struggle against himself “ in order to keep her safe and whole. This is what our girls are dreaming about, and this is what they deserve.
Now that’s something you can sink your teeth into.
As Whiskey Fire notes: “It’s true “ most young women are very much attracted to young men who think they smell nice but won’t really chomp out their aortas.”