Publisher: Viking Books
Publication Date: June 21st, 2016
Series: Never Ever, #1
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Never Ever is a contemporary re-telling of Peter Pan. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take this book seriously, and me not liking something Peter Pan-related is just unheard of. It goes against the very core of my being. Continue reading “Why is Neverland Full of Hippies?: Never Ever by Sara Saedi” →
Of course, Mulan is harmful. Have you seen her with a sword?!
Daily Mail recently released this article entitled Could Disney princesses Harm Your Child? It included research from several prominent universities, including Brigham Young University; Taylor is a BYU alumni, and I, as a former student of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, was interested in what the article had to say. The article suggested that girls who spend regular time watching Disney princess movies and playing with Disney princess merchandise are prone to more female-stereotypical behavior, which becomes a problem when they avoid experiences that aren’t seen as “feminine.” It also points out that the Disney princesses perpetuate skinny culture, indoctrinating toddlers into thinking they need to be skinny.
I can see where the article is coming from, but let me go nerdy and analytical on you, and tell you why I have some problems with this article. Continue reading “Are Disney Princesses Harmful? – A Response” →
You know when you go back and watch a children’s movie as an adult, and you suddenly understand the content you didn’t grasp as a child, and now you have a whole new perspective on the film? I recently encountered this phenomenon upon rewatching Disney’s Pinocchio. Pinocchio was never one of my favorites of their films. However, it is a favorite of my youngest brother and my own son. Thus, the past couple weeks I’ve been watching Pinocchio with them. And I must say, my neutral opinion on the story is no more. I am more than perplexed by that movie.
In fact, I detest the film so much so that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
Continue reading “In Which a Puppet Sends Our Heroine to the Brink of Insanity” →
I didn’t write yesterday, but that’s okay because instead I get the opportunity to write on International Women’s Day! And I thought, why not celebrate? So without further ado, here are some of the most awesome, bad-a, butt-kicking, powerful females in renowned literature, film, tv, and music! In my humble opinion and in no particular order: Continue reading “Top 20 Pop Culture Females” →
We had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice’s Frozen Wednesday night. I must say it was pretty spectacular. I expected no less given the popularity of Frozen. I doubt Disney spared any expense. And wow, it was definitely the best of their ice shows. The snow falling effect was amazing in conjunction with the use of white fireworks to represent Elsa’s powers. Kind of ironic to use fire as ice, but we can overlook that. Kristoff had a wonderful solo performance, which is more than they gave poor Jonathan Groff in the film. “Let It Go” was obviously fantastically done. The costumes were gorgeous. But honestly, the best part may have been the hundreds of little girls dressed up, singing at the top of their lungs, and screaming with delight: “ELSA!!!!!” It made me excited to have a daughter of my own someday with any luck. Continue reading “Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa” →