Hey Bella, are you competing with Scarlett O’Hara in the teeny waist contest?
Reading around the Twi-net yesterday, it was hard to miss this image:
As I am currently working on a piece for my Monstrous Musings column over at Womanist Musings tentatively titled “Are there any fat vampires?,” I can’t help but notice the teeny-teeny waist on this Bella.
In the books, Bella weighs 108 and is portrayed as rarely eating. Sure, once in awhile she grabs a breakfast bar, forks a mushroom ravioli, or nibbles on a blueberry muffin, but, far more often, she refuses food and/or claims to not be hungry. Meanwhile, Jacob wolfs down pizza and hot dogs and Edward satiates himself on many a forest friends.
As reported in a press release from Hachette Book Group and posted at Twilight Moms, Meyer feels “Young has done an incredible job transforming the words that I have written into beautiful images. The characters and settings are very close to what I was imagining while writing the series.” So, apparently this skinny-wasted-verging-on-anorexia Bella is to her liking…
Call me crazy, but I wish we could have more heroines with some meat on their bones, some curvyness, some flesh that is doesn’t smack of ultra skinny pre-pubescent child – AND – that eat once in a damn while!