by unknown at Crown of Beauty Magazine – True Femininity
Editor’s note: This young woman is speaking of a female character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and lamenting the fact that so many older women disapprove of the traditional Disney Princess genre as role models. Guessing she didn’t much like “Frozen” or “Brave” as both films push the fact that there’s more to life than being swept off your feet by a random male to marry.
The next day, I decided to Google Rey’s character, and see what the critics were saying about her. It seemed like everyone was applauding her. After all, she was so spunky, fearless, and brave. She wasn’t a princess locked in a tower, in desperate need of saving. Moms were so grateful and relieved that their daughters could now pretend to be Rey, rather than the weak and flimsy Disney Princesses. While surfing, I landed on several Mom blogs, where ladies expressed why they loved Rey. A sea of comments and a tidal wave of opinions all seemed to express the same thing,
“Rey is a feminist hero!” they chanted. “She knows how to blast guns, beat the boys, and the best part is, she’s not sitting at home knitting, waiting for some guy to rescue and marry her!”
While I agree that Rey is a wonderful warrior role-model, I was surprised at how much of an attack was being expressed toward Disney Princesses who don’t shoot guns and save galaxies. For some reason, the kind, soft-spoken, gentle princesses are seen as “weak” and “man-dependent.” While it is true that Cinderella has never been a physical warrior, she has so many noble qualities about her. It took the heart of a warrior to forgive her evil Step Mom. No “weak” woman could do that!
The more I read what these Moms said, the more I found myself growing disturbed with the revelation that…they don’t want princess daughters. They want to raise a generation of fiery feminists.
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