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Since Robert Pattinson exploded onto the scene roughly one year after promotion for the first installment of the Twilight series began. Girls around the world have been going crazy for him. As spectators to the phenomenon, we have to ask ourselves if the Twi-hards losing their minds over Pattinson or over his character, Edward Cullen.

Fictional characters have a habit of worming their way into young girls’ affections – especially moody young male characters. The case was no different with Edward Cullen, a mind-reading vampire who can run really fast and is obsessed with a classmate, one Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). Fans posting to online forums call him protective, which is apparently a good thing, though possessive may be a better descriptor. Sarah Haskins broke it down in one of her “Target Women” segments: Edward Cullen is empathetic and shares his feelings, but best of all he’s a bad boy.

It’s a cliche that girls are attracted to dangerous bad boys, but maybe it’s a cliche for a reason. Girls have been fantasizing about bad boy Edward long enough for the phrase “Team Edward” to have become a cultural meme. (more…)

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