You know, I have this post half-written where I try to work through exactly why certain developments in BREAKING DAWN, the last TWILIGHT book, creep me out so much and seem so pointedly anti-abortion… but then I saw this and I sort of feel like all my analysis is irrelevant. As is my gag reflex control.
Just over a week ago I expressed my generation’s ’80s nostalgia in the best way possible by participating in/co-organizing my first abortion clinic defense (we won!). The excitement and inspiration of that event is something I will cling to as I desperately try to wash from my brain the full horror of the social forces unleashed by this book in the context of 30 years of backlash, all of it expressed in nicely concentrated form in this horrific crafts project.
p.s. When I said I hoped to find further application of the “Unorthodox uses of children’s books” category… I’m so sorry; I didn’t know.
UPDATE: link fixed.