Saturday, March 30, 2013

Brave and Cinderella ate my daughter by Orenstein

I want to start by saying i do not understand why my post did not post so I had to do it again. Hopefully it comes out like the first one.

Reflection/Extended Comment
      I never saw the movie Brave until we watched it in class and to be honest, if i would have watched it before taaking this class or taking the many classes I had at Rhode Island College. I would have thought this was such a great movie just as the same thoughts i had about every other disney movie about Princesses.  Growing up i was never into the whole princess things but it came a point where i was getiing looks ad people would talk about me because i rather shoot a jump shot rather than be a cheerleader.  I was the tomboy and did ot want any parts of being a princess.  Both my parents were fine with this but my mother did receive some disrespectful remarks due to my "boyish behaviors."  However, I have few girl cousins who wanted nothing but to act dress talk look like a Princess and I always wondered why. My cousins will always talk about how they had to dress just to be pretty or how they had to act just to feel accepted and up to their mothers standard.  one day there was this cute boy (yes I was into boys before I discovered I didn't like them in that way no more)  and all the girls would run inside the house fix their hair and do all the things to make this boy look at them and when they came out the house they ran over to him and try to get his attention. I was on the swing when he came up to me (dress just like a little tomboy) and he acknowledge me. My cousin were so mad that they did not talk to me for like the rest of the day. They told their mom that they no longer wanted to be pretty because the cute boys do not pay them any mind.  As I sit here and reflect I can not believe how caught up my cousin were about being such a princess. Life, society, parents are so blind that they want to teach their kids what society tells them instead of what they believe or educated themselves on certain topics

To extend on NesCarlys blog I agree 100% with her when she states that finding a man will being you complete happiness because from my own personal experience I believe that is BULLCRAP!!!!!!! Personally I been with guys before and I was nothing but sad, depressed, crying, I was NOT HAPPY!!!! I tried to please my father and mother by being with a guy but I had to finally go against them, taking the risk of them accepting me or not. (More so my entire family) I began to date a female and I can honestly say I never been this happy in my life. So for cartoon or movies to portray to young females that if they marry a man they will be forever happy is FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. This relates to Brave as well because she took the risk (not by dating a female) but by going against her mother and she learned in the end that not getting married to a man by choice was right but by destiny.


  1. i agree with this completely well said you don't need to have a man or find a man. I think people should be able to be who they are. The reasons why i don't really like disney princess culture is because none of them really fit. They fit so many stereotypes of women. My favorite movie is Brave though because in my eyes she's a true feminist.

  2. I would never look at alot of things that i do the way i do now after taking gender studies classes. I think everyone should be required to take atleast one for an eye opener lol.