So while reviewing my backlog of blog drafts, I came across this one, on the Twilight series. Grrreat. Back when I jotted some ideas down, the first movie had just come out. And already the third installment opens up this Wednesday. I am mulling watching the movie on Friday: trying to decide if eye candy is worth the "I love you Edward! ...but I love you Jacob!" nausea that is Bella.
I think the original book had such an interesting premise, but Bella is so, so disappointing a character. I suppose the angst and confusion is relatable to teenagers, but Bella/Edward/Jacob are poor models of healthy relationships, and unhealthy relationships are what leads to baby mama drama, along with other personal and social ills.
So, some other resources to set people on a good course:
from the New York Times, A Rise in Efforts to Spot Abuse in Youth Dating
http://heathersvoice.net - a site about dating violence and domestic abuse