Blog

People Are Revealing Their #1stCartoon Crush — And That’s A Good Thing

Earlier this week, popular comic book writer Gail Simone asked people on Twitter to share their first cartoon crushes. Almost immediately, #1stCartoonCrush began trending. https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/1130873782468354048 People’s cartoon crushes were as varied and as interesting as people’s real life romantic choices. Everyone from Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) to Daphne (Scooby-Doo), and from Optimus Prime … Continue reading People Are Revealing Their #1stCartoon Crush — And That’s A Good Thing

Disney Mothers Choose Life!

There aren’t too many mothers in Disney princess movies. In fact, there are far more evil “mother” figures than there are good moms (think Snow White’s Evil Queen, Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother, or Rapunzel’s Mother Gothel). The princesses’ actual mothers tend to be either dead, or (like Aurora’s and Rapunzel’s mothers) somehow estranged from their daughters. … Continue reading Disney Mothers Choose Life!

What ‘Titanic’ Tells Us About Feminism (Yes, Really)

I recently re-watched the movie Titanic while on an airplane. In retrospect this was probably not the best idea given that I’m a nervous flyer and the movie is about a bunch of people dying a horrible death on board a large ocean-crossing vehicle. But we made it through — well, I made it through, … Continue reading What ‘Titanic’ Tells Us About Feminism (Yes, Really)

GUEST POST: Melting The Mantle: Why Frozen Ain’t So Fresh By Eric M. Blake

Participants of my Saving Cinderella class had the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 6, The Prince is a Psychopath: Elsa, Anna, and the Death of Prince Charming. To watch past sessions of the class, click here. The following was written … Continue reading GUEST POST: Melting The Mantle: Why Frozen Ain’t So Fresh By Eric M. Blake

GUEST POST: Why Belle Wasn’t A Prisoner Until The Live-Action Movie “Fixed” Her By Winter Naomi Vera

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 4: Bestiality? Belle and the appeal of the monster. To watch past sessions of the class, click here. The following was written by Winter Naomi Vera. … Continue reading GUEST POST: Why Belle Wasn’t A Prisoner Until The Live-Action Movie “Fixed” Her By Winter Naomi Vera

GUEST POST: The Gospel According to Beauty and the Beast By Patti Warren

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 4: Bestiality? Belle and the appeal of the monster. To watch past sessions of the class, click here. The following was written by Patti Warren. As … Continue reading GUEST POST: The Gospel According to Beauty and the Beast By Patti Warren

GUEST POST: The Beast and Gaston: What Makes A “Real Man”? by Eric M. Blake

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 4 Bestiality? Belle and the appeal of the monster. To watch past sessions of the class, click here. The following was written by Eric M. Blake. … Continue reading GUEST POST: The Beast and Gaston: What Makes A “Real Man”? by Eric M. Blake

Love Lessons From Beauty and the Beast: You Can’t Change A Man, But A Man Can Change Himself

You can’t change a man. That’s just basic good dating advice right there. If you meet a guy, and he’s a total jerk, and he treats you like garbage, and he doesn’t respect you, then he’s not worth your time. It doesn’t matter how attractive, or intellectual, or creative, or popular he is, he doesn’t … Continue reading Love Lessons From Beauty and the Beast: You Can’t Change A Man, But A Man Can Change Himself

GUEST POST: To Boldly Go Where No Mermaid Has Gone Before By Jennifer McDowell

Participants of my ongoing Saving Cinderella class have the option to a write guest post on the topic of the session they attended. This post is in response to Session 3: A Voice for a Man? Ariel and the Strength to be Your True Self. To enroll in a future session of the class, click here. … Continue reading GUEST POST: To Boldly Go Where No Mermaid Has Gone Before By Jennifer McDowell