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Royal Wedding (Disney CopyCats)

LOL. I'm not sure where this image is from, a friend emailed it to me.

Disney's Tangled Has Powerful Feminine Energy

For those who haven't seen the new Disney Princess movie, Tangled, allow me to state simply that you and your daughter will love it. There is not a bit of "girls as victims who must be saved by a man" messaging. The Princess is literally a healer…
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The Princess and The Frog Review

I'm torn between wanting to write a full critique of The Princess and The Frog, the way I have for the other films in the Disney Princess Culture. You know, deconstruct the whole thing and look for meaning, obvious and subtle, relate it to…

Ariel - The Little Mute

My daughter, like every five-year-old girl loves the Disney Princesses. I mean, we can't really walk through any store without seeing clothing, dolls, books, backpacks, flash cards, puzzles, games, dress up clothes, videos, bed spreads or…

Petition for Un-Princess Movies

I found a great resource on Packaging Girlhood, inspired by a letter from Linda Holmes (It's good, go read it). We so loved Linda Holmes' letter to Pixar, we decided to support her with a petition. Here it is: Dear Dr. Catmull and Mr. Iger, We…
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Princess Cosmo, the New Love Crack

Hang these faux Disney mags in your preschooler's room to ensure future Cosmo Sales. These realistic covers will ensure desperation for male attention, hatred of mothers, and poor body image pre-puberty. One word: NO! Read the whole…

Belle - Battered Codependent

By now no one will be surprised when I say that I’m not a huge fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Some might see Belle as a redeeming character because she is smart and loves to read. She is, after all, bright enough to tell Gaston, the…
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Super Bowl Commercials

Did you see my series on the book So Sexy So Soon? Authors Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne made a very compelling argument that companies - with their marketing - are making humans sexually attracted to objects. They are sexualizing objects.…