I used to think that Disney Princesses were evil because they give the wrong message to little girls: that you're looks and catching a man are the most important things in the world.
Oh, how wrong I was.
Now, I am not saying the Princesses don't give that message, they most definitely do. I am just saying that is not the real reason they are evil.
The real reason? Because they are on EVERYTHING, and are out to bankrupt the parents of little girls everywhere.
These were add ons. The Princess Nativity is not available -- yet.
Really, the next time you are in the store, ANY store, take a look around. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a product with a princess on it (you shouldn't be swinging dead cats anyway, but that's another post). They are on clothes, shoes, toys, make-up, band- aids, vitamins, books, diapers, cookies, tooth brushes, fruit snacks, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.
Little girls are trained to track them down, too. I swear Disney has a subliminal message in every one of it's movies showing them every princess and the products she is on. Sounds crazy, right? Then how can Meg identify every princess, even though she's only seen two of the movies. Yes, it could be that we went to Disneyland and I pointed them all out, or it could be an evil plot. I think we all know which explanation is more plausible.
It's getting to the point where I am just resigned to see the princesses everywhere, and fork my money over to Disney. We are in the process of buying new tires for our car. My husband and I were discussing options and I asked him if he thought "Tangled" was a better option than "Princess and the Frog." Luckily, Tiana does not have her own brand of steel belted radials -- yet.
If only feminism was still my only concern... After all, it doesn't have a friend named "Toy Story."