Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER, SPOILER

This is the video where I totally spoil the end of FOREVER and also have a rather large rant about girls.


15 comments:

Stackgirl Sarah said...

I love you even more for your rant and feel the exact same way! Thanks for the PSA!! We as ladies must love ourselves and revel in our lIves and all our opportunities!

Vetgirl08 said...

I think this video make me like you even more. It disturbs me as well that young girls think the end all is getting married and having kids, or even just being in a serious relationship. I'm in my early 20s and have never been kissed, but that doesn't bother me one bit. I've yet to meet that person who I think is my compliment, for one, and I'm a veterinary student who is considering doing some international vet missions after graduation. There is no way I'd let a guy get in the way of that. So thank you for being a role model for these girls who love you books and point out that guys, while the right one makes our lives better, do not determine our happiness.

Rhian said...

Love this x 90000000000000. Thank you!

erin said...

Maggie. You're my hero. Thank you.

I love my kids, but I am so SO grateful that I did not have them at eighteen.

Vicky B said...

Well said, Maggie!! I don't really have anything against girls marrying young and having children, if it's right for them. But it's not right for everyone. I met my boyfriend at 19, and yeah, we wanted to get married, but I'm in school, and I wanted to finish school first, I didn't want anything to come in the way of all the hard work, and we're waiting (I'm 21 now). I love Sam and Grace, and yes, I hope they get married and have babies because I think they are a magnificent couple, but you're right, the end is about hope and I totally feel like that's what it is. As a reader, I just needed to know that they weren't going to be slaves to the wolves inside them forever, and that's what I got, and I was happy. Anyway, I'll stop blabbing now. Thank you for this video!!

JKW said...

God Bless you Maggie. I had no idea kids were thinking like that at such a young age. Had it been that way for me when I was growing up, no, I would not have been married right out of high school (at 17). I didn't have my kids right away, we did travel some, but the world was not as open to women on their own in 1960. Yep, Today is my 70th birthday. My hubby passed at age 60. Your books are amazing to me. Thank you for writing, being so aware and standing up for what you believe. Blessings, Janet

Erika said...

BOOYAH! Right on, Maggie. I believe highly in marriage and having babies and being there for them (even putting my own life goals aside for my future kiddies), but not right now! I'm still a teenager, there are still things I want to do in life, and having a relationship isn't one of them. I still want to get a bit more of an education, I want to be a writer and publish books and earn my own money. Thanks for saying this.

Oh, and by the way - I read the tweet feed that you did at This Is Teen last night. I am so proud of you for exceeding their tweet amount for the day. You are awesome! :D

Seneb said...

I stood up and applauded! That was awesome! You are the fairy god mother I never had at 18; the fairy god mother that I will present to my daughter (in the form of this looking-glass-video) when she turns 18!

Tess Baggins said...

Well said, Maggie!

Is that a ladder by your bookcase? Is it on wheels like the old library ladders?

Sarah (Escaping Through Books) said...

This was a great rant! I think maybe a lot of these young girls expect a Twilight series type ending for all books that have love stories in them. Personally, my interest dropped once *Breaking Dawn spoiler* they got married and had a kid...

But your fans want you to write "Litter" (aka best April Fools Day joke ever)!!!

Anonymous said...

Y U NO LET GRACE HAVE HER BEBBIES?
I kid, I kid: it freaks me out to think of all these tweeny pubescents running around, fantasizing about getting married to a wolf-man and having a litter of wolfish bebbies. BEBBIES ARE NOT FUN GUYS. This is why Home Ec should be a required class, especially in our over-sexualized era where I can't get to World Lit or Human Geography without having to awkwardly smush past agressive face suckers.

Anonymous said...

As someone who didn't get married and have babies at age 18, right on Maggie! You are right. It seems that these young girls do not understand what women have had to go through to get the rights and opportunities that we have today and they are rolling back the clocks to the 1950s. It seems odd considering that most shows that I see on TV are not showing them that, but that is what they think their lives are about. Hopefully your message will get through to some of them and they will rethink their life path as they get older. Others may find out the hard way.

Kudos to you for standing up and making that announcement!

Danes said...

Maggie! Why isn't *THAT* on public service annoucements???? You said it all with conviction and confidence. Clarity and care. That was literally the best 6 minutes I've spent with my coffee. Thank you. And still like you? Love you!!!!

-a Mama who totally agrees!

Patty Franz said...

Maggie -

I still love you and this PSA is awesome. Thank you.

I want all young women to have the opportunities to do whatever they want and babies at 18 makes this much, much harder. In the 40 years since I was 18 our culture has not done much to empower young women. It is tragic.

My only regret is that I can't show this to any young women who hasn't read your series. Your message would be wonderful for all teens to hear.

Georgia said...

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed at the end of the series, not because they didn't have trillions of babies but just because I am someone who cannot deal with loose endings, I like em all tied up and neat!! Yet, after hearing this, I sorta understand and like the fact that all the characters have the opportunity of happy endings like you said. In future I may have more appreciation for pesky books that are open to interpretation! Also I agree 2875744787503% with everything you said at the end. We really need more in the media that lets young girls know that they are worthy of being more than only a wife and a mother.

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