*disclaimer* I have not seen "New Moon", nor have I seen "Twilight", nor have I ready any of the books, and have no intention to, mostly because I just don't have time, but also because the whole vampire thing just makes my spirit crawl. That said, this post is about a phenomenon that I've seen the past few months.
This whole thing about the TEEN hear throbs is interesting to me. Lets look at it from a couple different perspectives, shall we?
A year or so ago, there were pictures out of Miley Cyrus that everyone agreed were a bit...umm...suggestive? She had just turned 16 at the time, and is now 17. The celebrity gossip was abuzz about how in the world her dad let that happen, how awful that she posed for those pictures, and other comments along those lines. Whenever she's in the news, all you hear are comments about the fact she is far more "grown up" in many ways than she should be.
Now, lets look at Taylor Lautner. The 17 year old star of "New Moon." (he'll turn 18 in February) He was previously seen in "Twilight". Now, go google images if him, even those at 15 and 16. They are not exactly innocent!
I'm shocked by what I hear grown women (many well over 40!) saying about Taylor. They make no effort to hide their attraction to this KID. He's SEVENTEEN. Google blogs and you will find even more grown women posting about their attraction to him.
I wonder, if men wrote similar blogs about Miley Cyrus, what would people say? Would they call them dirty pigs, posting about their sexual attraction to a CHILD? Would they be labeled as potential predators?
I don't get it. I don't understand the double standard at all.
What are your thoughts?