There is so much fail in this article that I can’t even. Yeah, some of the Disney stuff is problematic, but you’re REALLY STRETCHING it. 1. Prince Charming didn’t reject Cinderella in her shabby clothes and then change her mind when she dolled up, so this isn’t a “I have to look cute or the Prince won’t like me” lesson. It’s a “I have to wear appropriate attire or they aren’t going to let me into the ball” situation. 2. Sleeping Beauty didn’t get assaulted, it was already established that she had a thing for Prince Phillip after their encounter in the woods. My husband doesn’t “assault” me if he kisses me while I’m sleeping. 3. Ariel isn’t stalking Eric, jfc. She saved his life, thought he was handsome, and wanted to see him again… which she needed legs to do. How is that “stalking”? Words mean things. 4. Belle was super-pissed that the Beast held her prisoner. (She went of her own accord to take her dad’s place so it was not kidnapping—again, words mean things. She was not abducted.) It wasn’t until after he rescued her from being eaten wolves that she was all, well, maybe he’s not so bad. And he didn’t try to buy her love. He showed her the library because she loves books more than any-freaking-thing… and it was his library to begin with, so I imagine he shares at least some of that love. Gaston, on the other hand, would have been trying to buy her love if he had done something similar, since he had no interest at all in either books or her love of books. 5. Sometimes dudes lie about things to impress girls. That doesn’t automatically make them evil. When I first met my husband, he told me he played the piano (he does not). Yeah, it was annoying that he lied about it, but guess what? He’s otherwise a really good, upstanding dude who made a bad decision because he felt insecure. aka, he is a human being. Other stuff I don’t feel like going into because I’m done.
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