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The Soapbox: On Disney’s First Latina Princess

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“Disney is releasing a Latina princess soon, mija,” I declared to my daughter as we drove away from her school and on our way to pick up her dad. “Good!” she said firmly. But of course, I rarely let that be the end of any conversation. “Why good?” I probed.

What followed was a discussion of how we both recognized that Latinas deserve a princess that looks like them — this is despite the fact that my husband and I worked hard to minimize “the princess effect” in our home. Princesses were far from banned. Rather we opted for a different approach: we emphasize strong princesses like Leia, Wonder Woman and Xena (not a real princess, but warrior princesses counted). I also would bring up real-life princesses who did good in the world whenever I could. Oh, the way I used to bring up Princess Diana and Queen Noor! Goodness. We also discussed the strong traits of the Disney princess kingdom: Ariel was adventurous, Belle loved to read and Rapunzel knew how to wield a cast-iron skillet. As you can see, we aren’t anti-Princess, but we are anti-”I’m a pretty-princess waiting for a prince to save me.” Keep reading »

Little Boy Learns He Can’t Be A Princess For Halloween

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No Princess Costume For You!

I have a love-hate relationship with “What Would You Do?”, the so-called ‘reality’ show that hires actors to enact controversial situations in public to gauge the response of random people. I don’t actually watch the show, but every time I read about one of the show’s episodes online — What will happen when this neo-Nazi group sits down at IHOP? — I’m off to the races to watch the shit out of that thing.

It’s inevitable, really, that they would do a show about Halloween and little kids costumes. Get your little black hearts ready: an adorable boy is going to find out from some busybody ladies at a Halloween store why he can’t be a princess for Halloween.   Keep reading »

Sweet Or Creepy? Put Your Daughter’s Face On A Disney Princess Doll

Yet Another Princess
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Oh, yes, there's another one. Read More »
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This woman auditioned to be a princess at Disneyland. Read More »
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  • Mommy gets a 3D sonogram — and a couple years later, your precious bundle of joy can place with a Disney princess doll with her own face on it. For $99, Disney will graft the likeness of your child’s face on a seven-inch Disney Princess doll. Parents who want to make the sweet/creepy gesture can choose from Belle, Cinderella, Tionna, Snow White, and several others. Interestingly, the age restriction for D-Tech Me dolls is from 3 to 12, but there doesn’t seem to be a restriction for girls-only. [Mommyish]
  • Kristen Cavallari from “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” has gaven birth to a little boy named Camden Jack Cutler with her Chicago Bears QB fiance Jay Cutler. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo photos! Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo photos! You’re welcome. [Socialite Life]
  • Kristen Stewart has pulled out of the premiere for “On The Road” so she doesn’t have to answer questions every six seconds about cheating as she walks the red carpet. [Perez Hilton]

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Evening Quickies: Justin Bieber Says “Every Girl Is A Princess”

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  • Justin Bieber says in the new Seventeen that he “just tries to make [Selena Gomez] happy, that’s all,” by treating her like a princess. Awww. He goes on to say “I think it’s important to make all women feel like they’re princesses, because every girl is a princess.” I can’t tell if this is a barf-ily sweet sentiment or painfully unrealistic dating advice tailored to girls who grew up in “princess culture.”  [PopCrush]
  • Britney Spears is reportedly in final stages of a $15 million deal to join Simon Cowell’s show “X Factor.” Pardon me, but isn’t this show a singing competition — not an autotune competition? [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Mr. Big, I mean, Chris Noth, married his fiancée Tara Wilson earlier this month in Hawaii. [People]
  • Betty White joined Twitter … and she’s already using it to flirt with boys. [The FW]
  • Do “mamas boys” do better in relationships because they don’t have mommy issues? [Nerve] Keep reading »

Say “Nay!” To “My Little Pony” Talking Princess Celestia Doll

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This woman auditioned to be a princess at Disneyland. Read More »
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Rebecca Hains, best be known these days as the woman who got busted by the TSA for trying to take a red velvet cupcake through airport security, is, in her real life a media studies professor at Salem State University and author of Growing Up With Girl Power; Girlhood on Screen and in Every Day Life. She is also mother to a little boy who loves “My Little Pony,” a show, Rebecca says on her blog, that, like the beloved Powerpuff Girls, appeals equally to both sexes, defying the notion that boys/men won’t watch stories about girls/women.

I have to admit I’m not a “My Little Pony” aficianado — my daughter was never into them and I recalled the old show as being inane, and largely about selling toys (the fact that the ponies were revived for the Hub, a TV station owned by Hasbro, and are skinnier and “prettier” in their new incarnation only reinforced those impressions). Creator Lauren Faust writes on the Ms. Magazine blog that she was not initially a fan, either:

[Shows based on girls’ toys] did not reflect the way I played … I assigned my ponies and my Strawberry Shortcake dolls distinctive personalities and sent them on epic adventures to save the world. On TV, though, I couldn’t tell one girl character from another and they just had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying – which miraculously inspired the villain to turn nice. Keep reading »

Girls Can Like Superheroes, Boys Can Like Pink Stuff

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Let’s do the Time Warp, yeaaaah!

Amelia has gone back in time and unearthed a video of Baby Jessica Wakeman (real name: Riley), who is just as opinionated as she is in adult form. Riley is seen shopping in a toy store, with a man I presume is her father, when she goes off on a rant about how pink is not just for girls. You tell ‘em, Riley! And in another 15 years, there is an internship waiting for you at The Frisky. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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