Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate my Daughter, wrote a post on her site on this that got picked up by The Atlantic (which I posted at the Women’s Center’s FB page), but here’s Orenstein’s inspiration. Orenstein focuses on how young girls learn thin and sexy are desirable; Stone focuses on diminishing nutrition, female gender coding, and that boys are being taught to be muscular. Body image isn’t just a girl thing!
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We are trying to be more proactive at engaging our tumblr peeps…
Got questions surrounding gender equality/feminism/anything?—ask away!
Love & Peace,
Gender Equality Allies
bisexual guys are assumed to be secretly gay
bisexual girls are assumed to be secretly straight
both are assumed to secretly like men
see what i’m getting at?
Don’t forget that gay men are gay because they lacked a “strong male figure”. And lesbians either haven’t found the right man or are gay because of a guy.
Merida was the princess that countless girls and their parents were waiting for — a strong, confident, self-rescuing princess ready to set off on her…
A great way to help create a better world for young generations- sign the petition to keep Merida’s appearance the way it appeared in the movie and create a more realistic and diverse princess for young girls to look up to, rather than allowing Disney to unnecessarily sexualize her figure.