Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Silly Site o' the Day

Sometimes a gal just wants a little mindless escapist fantasy. On the surface I don't really have a problem with Disney princess movies, but then I love animation and I've loved fairy tales since I was a kid (I have the whole Lang Fairy Book collection). On the other hand, the grown-up no-fun-at-all* feminist in me recognizes the weird messages some of these cartoons send out. To women:

And to men:

That's all via Princess Xeni at BoingBoing. On the other hand, some gals from Second City just have fun with it:

Dang, now I want to go watch some Disney animated films again.

*sarky alert


PJ said...

sarky alert? Maybe snarky?

Elayne said...

Nope, "sarky" as in "English shorthand form for 'sarcasm'." Lots of Britishisms have crept into my vocab since Rob and I married. However, I still refuse to type "whinge" instead of "whine," so there's that.