What Happened to Princess Aurora?

What Happened to Princess Aurora? March 18, 2011

Being the father of two little boys, I am a frequent guest at children’s birthday parties.  One of the more popular themes for little girl parties these days is the Disney Princesses.  When I first saw the Princess ensemble picture on a helium balloon I couldn’t even identify all the characters.  Cinderella was only recognizable by her ball gown and (suddenly blonde!) up-do, her ditzy expression a far cry from the intelligent and sensitive girl of the original movie, but Princess Aurora was entirely incognito.  Call me paranoid, but bedroom eyes don’t belong on a children’s cartoon character.  I suspect a supposedly long-defeated villainess of the last laugh.


Brett Salkeld is a doctoral student in theology at Regis College in Toronto. He is a father of two (so far) and husband of one.  He is the co-author of How Far Can We Go?  A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating.


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