Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Frozen" fallout

I've been to a number of children's birthday parties recently, because my 2 1/2 year-old son now has a lot of friends, through his school and it's uncanny how many young girls are wearing princess gowns to parties, to look like Elsa or Anna from "Frozen".

But not only are they spellbound fans of those Disney princesses, they also act like princesses, and that's where the trouble starts.  It seems there are all these young girls ordering everyone around, because, hey, they're princesses, and that's what princesses do.

I can foresee that there will be a problem, since now there is a whole generation of young females who want to take charge - and when they grow up, they will all be demanding this and ordering that.  And our son will be faced with dating girls who demand nothing but total domination.

I pity my poor son in 20 years.

I'm glad that Disney has such a big hit with animation - yay, cartoons - but the cultural influence of "Frozen" is going to doom my son to a life of servitude.

--Bill Plympton


  1. It all boils down to good parenting. Just tell your kids not to be assholes and the world will be doing a good job in the future.

  2. As if men haven't been ordering women around for thousands of years. That's just the cultural influence of feminism; Which is also present on Frozen. I don't see why empowering women is really a bad thing in general. Yes, it means there will be some mean ones out there, but that would be true anyway. They're called assholes. They've been around forever and will continue to exist regardless of a Disney cartoon. Just teach your son to seek out people who treat him with respect. And parents should teach their daughters to treat everyone else with respect. Bad parents make bad kids, who grow up to be bad adults. It's as simple as that.