-peace. love. and world domination.
The Cheetah Girls said it best: “I don’t want to be like Cinderella, sitting in a dark, cold, and dusty cellar waiting for somebody…to come and set me free.” Why is it that a majority of Disney Princesses need to be rescued as if that is the only way out of a problem? Why did Snow White need the Prince to save her? She made it seem like the only option we had was to wait for a man to rescue us. When in reality, we don’t need a knight in shining armor to do what we can do on our own. This is a horrible lesson to have stuffed down your throats at such a young age. *twirls into Disney voice* If you’re unhappy, just wait for a rich man to come and fix all of your problems. The fact that “Someday my prince will come” is a song-is a problem! I guess I was hoping for Snow White to take charge of her own life, or not be dumb enough to eat food from a stranger. *kanye shrugs* You’re not a damsel in distress, sweetheart. Stop lowering your head while you wait on another being to rescue you; no seriously stop that, your tiara is slipping.
I feel like we should start blaming Disney Princess Movies for our relationship issues. #nobutreally Let me explain, these princesses fall in love after one kiss. No seriously, these fairytales teach you that all you need is ONE kiss, and BOOM BABY, you’re in love. Not just any kind of love, you’re in Adele before she got her heartbroken, Taylor Swift’s flavor of the week, Beyoncé's Drunk in Love with another being….that you just met! Oh did I not emphasize the last part of that enough? *clears throat and claps low-key ratchetly* YOU JUST MET HIM! Now some of you may argue me over this, but I’m here to tell you the truth: there is no such thing as love at first sight when it comes to finding your soulmate. However, there is LUST at first sight. And these stories are convincing us it is love, when in reality it is lust…and that is extremely dangerous. If you fall in love without even somewhat getting to know them, then you are falling for a dream. A dream that no one will ever be able to live up to! So…I hate to be the one to tell you but: a kiss will NOT reveal your true love.
*sighs into a face palm* I need to have a conversation with Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. I just don’t understand why y’all think it’s ok to make little girls think their dreams can come true overnight, even if they don’t work hard. Do you think Oprah became Oprah overnight? Did Malala get fame before her brilliance? Did Beyoncé nap her way into fierceness? #nosir I just wish that we would've seen them work hard, like extremely hard. And two of you literally just woke up to all of your dreams. #iwokeuplikethis I think it’s hazardous to teach people that they can coast by. That’s where lazy people come from, and I hate lazy people. *sips margarita*
This is one of my favorite quotes:
Guy: What’s a Queen without a King?
Girl: Well, historically-more successful.
Queens: you don’t need a man to make you happy or rule you kingdom. Every prince in one of these fairytales completes the princess, and that’s a disgusting way to think. My boyfriend attempted to convince me that Frozen was better because she didn’t end up with a guy, all she needed was her sister’s love. And that’s the problem. I don’t believe you NEED anyone else to be happy. If you base your happiness on another being that isn’t guaranteed to always be there you’re playing with fire. Because one day they won’t, and that’s life. So I’m waiting for a princess movie where she discovers that finding happiness within is all that she needs. Codependency is disgusting. *Kanye Shrugs*
Sleeping Beauty and Snow White are kissed when they are in a “trance”. I don’t know why that’s acceptable. And y'all I know that's part of the story, but it's wrong. People should not touch you while you're sleeping. Period. *drops mic* I feel like consent and boundaries should be taught at a young age. No one can touch you without your permission. Now, if those princes were doing mouth-to mouth resuscitation, I would understand. But no, they kissed them. Don’t teach little boys and girls that it’s ok to kiss people without consent as long as they THINK they want or need it. That’s a horrible lesson.
Is it just me, or does it seem like every Disney Princess finds love when they hit rock bottom. Like they’re lives kinda suck. Cinderella is in a cellar. Jasmine is having family issues and ran away. Belle is kidnapped…like life sucks for them at the moment. I get it, love comes when you least expect it. But can I get a princess who is ruling the world in all of her greatness-and then she finds love? #letthembegreat
I know everyone is going to be upset with me for saying this, but: Belle is foolish. No seriously, she comes off as that foolish girl who thinks she can change a man.( And that was really hard to say because I know that she's the smartest Disney Princess!) Now, I’m not saying that people cannot change. I’m saying that YOU cannot change someone. Change is a choice that you make for yourself. The Beast had anger issues. He was verbally aggressive and some would even argue, abusive. Do you not remember that scene where Belle wouldn’t come out for dinner?And yes-she yelled right back at him, lol but what about that is healthy?!? And I know, that story is about not judging a book by it’s cover and blah-blah-blah. But he was crazy. So he was ugly on the inside AND out! And i get the argument-*twirls into Disney lovers voice* "He changed for himself. She wasn't trying to change him or fall in love, she had to live there and she was making the best out of it-and so on, and so forth." However, this story makes you think that your beast will eventually become your prince. I'm fearful for the girls that will wait for that change to happen. And reality is not a fairy-tale so there may not be a happily ever after. You can’t make a prince out of a beast, and that’s a horrible lesson to teach children. Belle you weren’t in love, you had Stockholm Syndrome.
I love Mulan. I love that movie with ALL my heart! BUT she had to "BE A MAN" for anyone to take her seriously. And yes,she earned their respect at the end, BUT the fact that I have to work twice as hard to get half the credit and respect is a disgusting lesson to learn at a young age. Even if it is true....