Saturday, October 2, 2010

Some Day You Will Be Old Enough To Start Reading Fairy Tales Again

We wetted each other's blouses and pushed our crying ahead of us like a lantern, searching out new and forgotten sadnesses, ones that had died politely years ago but in fact had not died, and came to life with a little water. We had loved people we really shouldn't have loved and then married other people in order to forget our impossible loves, or we had once called out hello into the cauldron of the world and then run away before anyone could respond.

Disney movies did not teach women to work hard towards a fulfilling career so that she could support herself financially and emotionally and be independent. In fact, maybe some of them taught the opposite.
"Listen to your father, Ariel"
"Whistle while you work, Snow White"
"Scrub the terrace, sweep the halls and the stairs, clean the chimneys. Do the mending and the sewing and the laundry... Cinderella"

Disney movies taught women that once they found their prince, their prince would fight their monsters and then they would live happily ever after.

Is this why there are women in the world that only care about getting married, settling down, and playing hosue? Is Disney to blame for the golddiggers?

Let's be realistic, how many of the Disney marriages do you think lasted?

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