And they lived happily ever after….
The new movement of today is that celebrities and the likes, are not allowing their daughters to watch Disney fairytales. Where the beautiful princess gets saved by a charming prince from a far away land. They say it sets them up to believe that a man is the one thing that will save you and sets unrealistic views on how woman should be treated.
Ummmm hold on. Let’s step back a little.
In all honesty, I doubt that the reason these fairytales were written by Anderson, Perreault etc, was so that woman would become the “weaker” sex. It was then seen as escapism. A way to view the world, beyond wars and death.
By letting my daughter watch (and love) Disney princesses, I am by no means teaching her that a man must save you or that you are not intelligent nor to give up your voice for a man.
I am letting her imagination run wild. Letting her explore the world where animals are your friends and that there are evil people out there.
I want her to stay young for as long as possible and not fall down this synical dark hole called adulthood. Play make believe and believe in fairies, gnomes and Father Christmas. Why are we forcing these societal values on our children and forgetting to let them forge their own way in the world. (with our guidance)
Let them be kids!
I would also like to bring to light that by not allowing my daughter to believe in a prince charming, I am also taking away from the boy mommies out there who are desperately trying to raise gentlemen, with loving hearts and amazing manners. These woman have so much they will now battle with because of all the scandals and controversies and are still expected to raise impeccable men!
I will raise a little girl who’s heart is a Belle, who’s force is a Princess Leia and who is compassionate but wild and free is a Moana.
Let them be children for a little longer!