I’ve noticed that a lot of edits are being made on Tumblr that generate narratives surrounding “The Big Four”— Brave, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, and Rise of the Guardians. While I love seeing this posts, there is one issue about them that I wanted to briefly address. I don’t feel completely comfortable with the idea of “shipping” Merida with...
Web-based social media not only acculturate children to constant bombardment...– The Mouse that Roared, Henry Giroux and Grace Pollock
I ended up publishing my musings as an article called “What’s Wrong with...– Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein. Definitely recommend. This is just a quote from the book, and I think she is pretty thorough and fair in her approach. Before you go and yell about how princesses also teach strength...
How to Make a Princess: You never grow out of the... →
trulygirlygirl: howtomakeaprincess: So, my brother recently got engaged to a lovely girl who I am also good friends with. And what’s the first thing a girl does after getting engaged? Looks at wedding dresses of course! For Christmas, we gave her a little gift bag with some things she might need to help her plan her wedding- a… I work in the bridal industry and I think your reading too much...
You never grow out of the Disney Princesses...
So, my brother recently got engaged to a lovely girl who I am also good friends with. And what’s the first thing a girl does after getting engaged? Looks at wedding dresses of course! For Christmas, we gave her a little gift bag with some things she might need to help her plan her wedding- a wedding planner and a bridal magazine, among other things. As I flipped through the magazine,...
I Am a Princess
I’ve been itching to discuss a very recent advertisement that Disney has promoted called “I Am a Princess”. The video itself seems to be a response to people critiquing their Princesses Franchise as I am! One of the first things we see in this video is the above girl. And already I can see that the commercial is capitalizing on this year’s latest trends. I’m going...
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Becoming the Princess: Complications with Disney's...
A few weeks ago I received an email from Disney recommending that I “Download a Disney Book App for your Princess!” (yes, I am on Disney’s mailing list. I don’t exactly remember when I registered for it or why, since I usually avoid these things), and once I opened up the email, I knew immediately that I would have to write a blog post about this. First of all, let me say...
A Princess without a Prince
Brave is a revolutionary Disney film in many ways. It features the first Pixar Princess, and the first female lead in a Pixar film. It also features the first Princess to not find prince. I have to say, I was quite pleased with this development. While watching the film, I was hopeful that Merida would remain single until the end, but I have to say that a small part of me was still expecting a...
Why does the merchandise depict the Princesses as...
I’m going to be talking a lot about this topic, but to begin, let’s discuss the merchandise that has recently been released for Tangled Ever After. (I haven’t yet seen this short film so I apologize if I get any of the facts wrong.) I’m already a little bit disappointed with this short film solely because of its title: Ever After? Yes, just like the ending to a fairy tale...
Why I wish Rapunzel would have cut her own hair.
redundantthinking: Let me start this off with: I love Tangled. Easily the only actual Disney movie I’ve gone to see in theaters, my first and second reactions to watching it was awestruck staring while unicorns pranced around my head and rainbows dripped from my agape mouth. I have five witnesses that can attest to that. I say this so the reader knows going into this that I love the movie and...
First post! My adventures at the Disney Store
Welcome to anyone who comes across this page! This is the very first entry to my Disney Princesses blog. Basically, this blog started because I came up with this idea for doing my undergraduate thesis on the Disney Princess Franchise- looking into how this incredibly popular line schools girls into certain modes of femininity, affecting how they perceive themselves and their relationship to the...