Is it just me or does the world have something against princesses? My eldest daughter wore a shirt the other day that said” Future
Princess Hero”. At first, the shirt didn’t bother me, but as I kept looking at it I started to get irritated.
Why in the world was the princess marked out? I know not all girls dream of being fairytale princesses in fancy dresses and being swept away by their Prince Charming.
I was one of those girls. Pink?..No thank you…Frilly dresses?…No thank you…Makeup? No way! (Sorry, girls grandma or youtube is going to have to teach you how to put on makeup.)
Being swept away by Prince Charming…Possibly.
I get the whole feminist thing about Princesses being pictured as damsels in distress, unable to do anything to escape their captors. Yes, women are not helpless….blah..blah…I get it.
There is actually a feminist ranking of Disney princesses. Seriously?! I could go on about this, but I won’t. At least not today.
But is there something so wrong with being a princess?
Princesses can be smart, brave, loyal, fierce, hardworking, educated and talented. They can also be feminine, sweet, charming, and shy.
One of the articles bashes Snow White because all she did was sing and clean. She sounds like a stay at home mom to me. Taking care of 7 dwarves and their mess. And how was she supposed to save her self when she was in a coma?
Wonder Woman is a princess and a warrior. She can hold her own with Superman and all of the other macho male superheroes. But she also knows how to be soft and vulnerable with those close to her.
So why did they choose to scratch out the word Princess to replace it with the word hero? Society puts some much pressure on young girls as it is. Why can’t they be a Princess and a hero?
Maybe, I was just in my feelings that day. Still I think that shirt might disappear. I didn’t buy it anyway.
Until Next Time,
The Crafty Afro