Burn their frilly, flouncy dresses!
Remove their high pitched squeaking from our lives!
I am sick to the back teeth of these ineffectual princesses and the messages they are giving our girls and I want them gone.
I don’t want my girls to think that life is just waiting for their prince to come and then a happily ever after. Because to be brutally honest, you won’t find the man of your dreams just sitting around looking pretty and happily ever after tends to only be that after an awful lot of hard work and even then there are bumps in the road.
I want my daughters to believe in being proactive, active, creative, articulate and self dependent. I don’t want them to believe that the only way their life is complete is by having a man in it. I want them to be as happy in jeans and a t-shirt getting covered in dirt as in pretty clothes.
Watching Snow White or Beauty and the Beast or others like this they whole emphasis is on falling in love and falling in love redeeming everything – there is no acceptance that magic doesn’t happen and that just being beautiful and kind won’t cut it in the real world.
I want them to be more like the princess in Zog and less like Snow White.
Come on Disney – if you are going to make us endure these princesses, give us princesses with jobs, careers, who don’t just sit and look beautiful but get out there and do things. Show us women outside the world of cooking, cleaning and caring. Show us the sort of role models that we want for our daughters.
I would also quite like there to be less talk in American accents and fewer dress up dresses up I’m guessing I can’t have everything…
The Friday Rant Club is a chance to get those niggles, those irritants, those things that make you want to throw a toddler-stylee tantrum off your chest before the weekend.
Go on, let it all out and if you feel like it there’s a rather nice little button over there on the right to show you that you like a bit of a rant
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