If you are like me, you cringe when you hear about the explosive, all-encompassing Twilight phenomenon among young people. From midnight premiers, deafening screams, and week-long camp-outs, the twilight phenomenon clearly reigns supreme among teens. But this has simply gone too far. Teens are now physically biting each other to "demonstrate their love." Bite marks have even become a new status symbol. Does anyone else see this is as a MAJOR problem? If this vampire craze leads young adults, both boys and girls, to associate a physically violent act like biting with a romantic gesture-- we are in serious trouble. Sex education classes need to reiterate the fact that "No Means No" and that physical violence (in any form) should NOT be accepted in a relationship.
See past Ms. Magazine blog for more details.