The Messages of Disney Princesses

by Melissa Silverstein
October 27, 2011 2:30 AM
5 Comments
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This speaks for itself.

I got this off of Facebook and it looks like it was first posted on George Takei's (yes, the guy from Star Trek) page.

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5 Comments

  • Katie | October 30, 2011 2:04 AMReply

    OMG, I hope this was meant as some kind of awareness poster to show the ignorance that still exists. Not too long ago I was involved in an extremely difficult, sad, and heated debate with some younger women (late teens, early 20's) concerning the incredible amount of things myself and other women friends had experienced and fought through in the 60's, 70's and 80's to hopefully make our and their futures better as women. Unfortunately I came away feeling like I had lost the debate However, I must believe in my heart that at least one of them came away having a much better attitude about themselves as women and how NOT to take us back decades with ridiculous behavior, actions and acceptance of archaic thinking. The gist of the conversation was their acceptance of sexual favors for advancement in their careers, education, etc. I was stunned to hear how many of them felt it was acceptable to give in to pressure (sexual favors fm their male bosses, friends, etc) to get what they wanted, and seeing nothing wrong with it. Many were attempting to convince me that THEY in fact, had the power, as THEY were merely using their womanly "prowess" to get what they wanted from the men. I was however, naive in my thinking that we had come further than that and that mothers were raising daughter stronger than that.

  • BusinessAndLifeCoach | October 30, 2011 1:45 AMReply

    Instilling a healthy self esteem, self worth, confidence, goals and the importance of education are a few of the attributes we have a responsibility to teach young girls.

    If we teach the steps, techniques and philosophies to achieve what they want in life, we provide them with the tools to be successful at anything they choose to be. They become independent, self sufficient women that make healthy decisions for themselves and choose healthier and better partners when and if they decide to, and/or marry and/or have families.

    Whatever they choose, they are certainly more likely to make a better choices for themselves, than to be caught up in make believe fantasy when adults. Nothing wrong with “pretend” when a child, as long as the child understands that is what it is; PRETEND and not reality. We all have the opportunity to do whatever it takes (www.WITkids.com) to live the lives we want.

  • BusinessAndLifeCoach | October 30, 2011 1:33 AMReply

    Lets teach our young girls to understand that these are FICTIONAL characters just like SpongeBob and that what they are seeing with these "Princesses" is as make believe as a sponge coming to life and talking.

    Instilling a healthy self esteem, self worth, confidence, goals and the importance of education are a few of the attributes we have a responsibility to teach young girls.

    If we teach the steps, techniques and philosophies to achieve what they want in life, we provide them with the tools to be successful at anything they choose to be. They become independent, self sufficient women that make healthy decisions for themselves and choose healthier and better partners when and if they decide to, and/or marry and/or have families.

    Whatever they choose, they are certainly more likely to make a better choices for themselves, than to be caught up in make believe fantasy when adults. Nothing wrong with “pretend” when a child, as long as the child understands that is what it is; PRETEND and not reality.
    .

  • essexgirl2286 | October 28, 2011 7:17 AMReply

    The Belle one is the best, reminds me of the snl sketch with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig

  • glimmer | October 27, 2011 6:01 AMReply

    clicked and saved.

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