Originally Posted by wonderwahine
i think the real people who need to wake up are the people with veiws like this. not every princess is helpless and not every superhero is never vunerable. maybe you should re-read the thread and educate yourself.
one such superhero/princess is wonderwoman, who has very vunerable humanistic moments and is also a superhero princess.
Yes, wonderwoman is *one* female superhero. I wouldn't call her a princess. Wonderpets are non-violent, not tough superheros and I like them, and so does my kid.
What I am talking about are the majority of superhero/princess images, like Batman and Cinderella etc etc. The ones you see in Disney movies. You are taking smalltime exceptions to the rule and trying to make a case that this is what most of the superhero/princess propaganda is about.
It most emphatically is not. If children carried wonderwoman and wonderpets on their school lunchboxes, I would not have a problem. Let's not use a red herring to derail the actual issue.
I know little girls of age 4 and 5 who are caught up in princess play. Along with that play, for the children I know IRL, has come an early over-focus on appearance and an ostracization of boys from their social groups simply based on gender. This is not normal child behaviour, and it is not present to nearly the same degree in children who have not been indoctrinated into rigid understandings of and over-identification with their gender. IME, IRL. And yet we have normalized it, you will see people asserting that this overly gendered behaviour is normal. It is not normal, it is the result of marketing and gender indoctrination, of which the princess/superhero imagery plays no small part.