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by Esme echo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 40864

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

Welcome to the Lexicon, drJ4twilight ! I think you are quite right about the media portrayal of men; women are not the only sex that receive stereotypical treatment by the media. I read a statement by Tim Allen a while ago that resonates with me: Men aren't allowed to have self-esteem, because we're...
by Esme echo
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 40864

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

Have you thought about publishing online? You could put a chapter or two online, and if people liked it, they could order the rest of the book. Just a thought . . .
by Esme echo
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 40864

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

Hmm . . . When my grandmother was a girl her family lived in southern Alberta, wheat-farming. Drought eventually drove them out, but while they were there she described attending Chataquas. These were traveling shows that presented news, plays, dances, cultural lectures and so forth to people in out...
by Esme echo
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 40864

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

I'm wondering how the perception of "thin is better" evolved? I had a roommate in the military (mid-1970s) who was naturally thin, and she always told me, "No one [meaning a man] wants a bone except a dog -- and he only wants to bury it." I recently saw a commercial for "Last Holiday" with Queen Lat...
by Esme echo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Ambivalences
Replies: 157
Views: 43919

Re: Edward Cullen #6

The characters [Stephenie] created and loves, rather like our children, may say, do or believe things that she does not believe herself. Primarily, I look at the beliefs she follows as a member of the Mormon Church. She's always maintained that she holds her spiritual beliefs very close. So, those ...
by Esme echo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Edward Cullen #6
Replies: 484
Views: 77509

Re: Edward Cullen #6

The characters [Stephenie] created and loves, rather like our children, may say, do or believe things that she does not believe herself. Primarily, I look at the beliefs she follows as a member of the Mormon Church. She's always maintained that she holds her spiritual beliefs very close. So, those ...
by Esme echo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Ambivalences
Replies: 157
Views: 43919

Re: Edward Cullen #6

I reviewed some of my archived interviews with Stephenie and found these two quotes from the TwilightMOMS site (12/28/2007) which seem pertinent: Steph: I'm very jealous of all of you who found Edwards and Jacobs. People often ask me if my inspiration for Edward comes from my husband, and I don't ev...
by Esme echo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Edward Cullen #6
Replies: 484
Views: 77509

Re: Edward Cullen #6

I reviewed some of my archived interviews with Stephenie and found these two quotes from the TwilightMOMS site (12/28/2007) which seem pertinent: Steph: I'm very jealous of all of you who found Edwards and Jacobs. People often ask me if my inspiration for Edward comes from my husband, and I don't ev...
by Esme echo
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Bella Effect
Replies: 28
Views: 21063

Re: The Bella Effect

It's not a cop-out to say that Twilight is just fiction - it is the central point. Because it is fiction we can have these kinds of conversations about right and wrong, what people think, etc. If it were real we would have to make judgments, which would be pretty boring. I too, have been a voraciou...
by Esme echo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Bella Effect
Replies: 28
Views: 21063

Re: The Bella Effect

I'm not sure what you're referring to about Bella leaving her child. Could you elaborate?