I am sure you recognize most of the princesses or leading ladies from Disney above.
Now, when I started out to write this blog, I was all gung-ho to show how the world casts all princesses or leading ladies as weak individuals and they have to have the help of a princes or man. I mean, think about it…
Snow White. She does housework all day but, when she is threatened because she’s too beautiful and “dies”, she is only rescued with a kiss from her true love–a prince.
Cinderella. She’s only “rescued” because she marries a rich prince.
Sure, women have hard times too but–why can’t they show strong women?!
Now, before you go off on me about the NEW Disney movies, we haven’t seen them. I did Google damsels in distress and it’s a huge topic! But, there are others talking about how Brave and Frozen are improvements; how Pocahontas and Princess and the Frog show that Disney grew a brain and started considering how women feel.
To that I say, RIGHT BLOODY ON!!! But, EVERYTHING still shows women as sexual beings. They have to have big chests, revealing shirts–I get that they should look like women and have insecurities and flaws. We ALL done. Which is why I really enjoyed The Croods. She was an oddball but, she has wonderful ideas that helped. The “prince” had ideas too and in the end the “dope of a father” had an amazing idea or two.
However, when I see women featured as sex objects only–it makes me sick to my stomach. I have a hard time watching Mr. play video games sometimes because they are just big breasts, show more cleavage, kind of women… I want to see someone who is considered an equal. We all talk about how men and women are created equal so– why don’t you bloody well show it?
When L was playing, he was pretending to get run over by their rocking horse, as he was screaming, “Save me, knight. Save me!” Yes, he was only playing but, I want him to understand that women are strong and capable. Sure, they may need help–just like he does sometimes from me. But, they are more than just boobs and baby making machines. They do more than just cleaning the house, cooking food, and changing diapers. They are equal.
And by golly–ALL OUR BOYS WILL KNOW THIS!