Can we as a society please like stop teaching young children that anything done in the name of love is okay and even noble? Just because someone does something out of love does not make it okay or excusable.
This line of thought is is so often portrayed in media, especially in YA literature and media, where straight guys are excused or even congratulated for their shitty behavior because they did it out of love (looking at you Stephanie Meyer). It is perpetuated in “he does it because he likes you” type comments made toward literal children. It is the foundation of harassment and entitlement toward women. It is everywhere.
This idea is DANGEROUS. This idea gets young people, especially young women, abused and killed. Love is not an excuse, it is not a way to sweep the dirt under the rug. Love is commitment and honesty and work. “But he did it because he loves her,” is a cop-out, plain and simple. It allows people, especially men, to hide behind their affections to avoid owning up to their shitty behavior.
Not everything done in the name of love is done in the spirit of love, and we need to start teaching young people to tell the difference.
“About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn’t know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.”
“The sun was hot on my skin, too bright as it bounced off the white concrete and blinded me. I felt dangerously exposed. More fiercely than I would have dreamed I was capable of, I wished for the green, protective forest of Forks … of home.”
Ok, I admit it. I put off reading The Host for a really long time. And honestly I was probably never going to read it, but a good friend who has excellent taste in books recommended it. And you know what? I actually liked it more than I was expecting.
Have any of you guys read The Host? What did you think of it?
I’m currently reading The Host and I’m really enjoying it so far! It’s been on my shelf for years and I was putting it off mostly because I wasn’t a huge fan of Stephanie Meyer’s writing style. But it’s pretty good so far 💛
IF AO NO EXORCIST HADN'T BEEN BY KAZUE KATO BUT...:
"You must destroy Kurikara in the blue flames it was forged in, Rin Okumura!"
Yuri loved Satan and Satan loved Yuri but Yuri's grumpy father didn't want them to be together and in the end everyone died.
Yuri had a huge crush on Satan, a lad out of her reach. So she brew a magic potion that made Satan fall in love with her. But sadly she died when giving birth to her son Rin. Rin grew up at the orphanage and hated his name, because there were so many Rins out there, but one special day a man named Mephisto Pheles came to visit Rin and told him that he is an exorcist and can come to his school, the True Cross Academy. Rin's hatred for normal humans grew and he founded a secret underground organization with his best buddy Lucifer Malfoy named "The Illuminati". Their goal was to get rid of human race and so they became more powerful. But there was another organization, The True Cross Order, that wanted to fight against the Illuminati. Lily and James Okumura, two members of the True Cross Order gave birth to their son Yukio. Rin tried to kill the family but Yukio survived and developt the same special ability like Rin: speak to demons. And so Yukio visited the True Cross Academy and became an exorcist and together with his friends Shura and Izumo he defeated Rin in an epic battle and destroyed Kurikara, his horcrux.
Yuri fell in love with Satan, who was a demon. Satan wanted to transform Yuri into a demon too, but first Yuri gave birth to her half demon sons Rinesmee and Yukio. The True Cross Order thought Rinesmee would be a danger to their existance and wanted to exorcise him. And then there was also this other guy, Shiro Fujimoto, who liked Yuri and always took his shirt off, but then he became Rinesmees godparent.
Satan was a nerdy crybaby who was influenced by his bad boy bff Mephisto Pheles. Then Satan fell in love with Yuri and made her pregnant, but Mephisto was an idiot and because of his actions Yuri and her Son Rin both died and Satan and Mephisto were bff's till the end of their lives.
"I am Rin Okumura, I'm not even human and I have HUGE daddy issues."
Yuri and Satan both die because their relationship is illegal.
The Illuminati planned an attack of the Vatican but the True Cross Order and Tom Hanks were there to solve their riddles, but there was a spy called Renzou Shima and in the end he died.
There was a war between demons and humans and the war killed everyone.
Rin Okumura wondered, why he started to draw runes but then he discovered he was an exorcist and had exorcist adventures.