I copied this off a Facebook feed. The original has almost 7,000 comments and 34,460 “likes.”
The comments I read were pretty skeptical actually. Especially from women who grew up idolizing these princesses and said they turned out all right.
I guess I see it this way. Disney princesses are a bad influence. But they are only one influence. So even if you are princess-crazed, you could easily turn out to be a strong, independent woman.
But, still, you could smoke all your life and not get cancer. Why risk it?
It’s all about patriarchy …
We are not immune either. My daughter is princess-crazed, though we try – along with a lot of Swedes – to subvert it into something strong and adventurous.
Still, no Disney movies for a long while.