Disney recently had a ceremony to announce the newest member of the Disney Princess crew. Merida from last years hit film Brave, joined the likes of Cinderella and Snow White in the pantheon of princesses. Congratulations Merida you have finally hit the big time. Hmmm, wait a minute I don’t seem to see Merida in this photo accompanying the press release from Disney.
O there she is, she just went on the grapefruit diet, got a boob job, tummy tuck, a new chin, nose, eyeballs and had her mane tamed. Thank goodness, who would want to look at some sort of tomboy princess. The last thing young girls need is a role model that is strong, self-confident, and self rescuing, running around the woods shooting a bow. I mean those are things that boys should aspire to, not girls. How is any woman who does not conform to Disney Princess standards expected to find her prince charming?
For some reason, a bunch of angry women folk seem to have not gotten the message about the proper role model for women. You would think they would be too busy cleaning and making sandwiches to care about such things. They have gone so far as to form a petition to make Disney change Merida back to her former self. You know the way the artists portrayed her in the film that made 237 million dollars. I was actually shocked to discover that these delicate flowers even knew how to use the internet, but here is the petition if you want to check it out click me.
I am so glad that the executives at Disney put to rest the silly notions that some people had gotten from the film Brave. Many critics and viewers obviously misunderstood the message of the film. How anyone could watch Brave and think that the message of the film was that you should be comfortable in your own skin and not feel obliged to conform to societal norms no matter how ridiculous, is beyond me. I mean just look at all the trouble the Merida caused her family by refusing to become a sex slave in an arranged marriage. The last thing we need is a bunch of self-empowered women running around thinking that they can make their own decisions about their lives and bodies.
Now get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!