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Empowering Girls: Choosing Princess

I was thinking about what I hate about the Princess Culture. It's the same reason I hate The Bachelor, Rock of Love and Flavor of Love - all Princess Culture derivatives. All the princesses wait to be CHOSEN. They never do the choosing. That's…
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Empowering Girls: Enchanted - New Generation Princess Fable

Disney's princess tales all attempt to answer one question: What do girls/women want? According to Disney's traditional message to little girls, what women want is to be saved by a prince, fall instantly in love and live happily ever after. As…
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Empowering Girls: Princess Culture Examined

Ever wonder how and why the Disney Princess Culture distorted and minimized girlness, leaving girls as the extra character or one that desperately needs to be saved? My film-maker friend, Aaron Lea, sent me this rejection letter to a Mary…

Be My Mr. Good Enough!

Do you think I should get you a Valentine? I'm going to be seriously upset if you spend money on roses that die and please remember I hate the creams. In fact we don't need chocolate, there's still some from Christmas. I was talking to…

First Crush

Hey Ainsley, remember when I told you that if Austin was hitting you that meant he liked you? Yeah. Well, I was wrong to tell you that. I don't ever want you to think anyone, ever has any right to treat you with disrespect. I want you to…
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Hairspray

By Tracee Sioux I took my kids and my Grandma to see Hairspray (Full-Screen Edition) at the $1 movie. What a great family flick. Well, I'm not sure my grandma appreciated the subject matter (she's still not completely sure integration is…
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Frog Prince & Daddy

Kiss it. It might turn into a prince. You kiss it! I already got my Prince. This is what Daddy looked like when I found him.

Dating Violence

by Tracee Sioux In Texas, almost 188,000 incidents of domestic violence occurred during 2005, and more than 330,000 rapes occur every year, according to Gov. Rick Perry's office. But it always starts with the girls and boys. Intimate violence…