Posts tagged "princesses"

The Beastie Boys Suing GoldieBox Toy Company Of Use Of “Girls”

The Beastie Boys filed a lawsuit yesterday against girls' toy company GoldieBlox for acting with "oppression, fraud and malice" over unauthorized use of the band's song, "Girls," in their popular commercial. The band insisted that they have never wanted to have their music to promote products and would not have approved…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 11, 2013

Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox Go To Battle Over “Girls” [UPDATED]

Last week, we showed you this new advertisement from the girls toy company GoldieBlox, spoofing the Beastie Boys' song "Girls." Well, the company's use of the song has sparked a legal battle over copyright infringement -- but before you assume that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

Beastie Boys’ “Girls” Gets Remade By Little Girls For Kickass Goldie Blox Commercial

We are obsessed with this brilliant commercial by toy company Goldie Blox, which aims to inspire and educate future female engineers. Their goal is to "disrupt the pink aisle," as little girl…
By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

Disney Isn’t “Brave” Enough To Leave Princess Merida As Is

When Disney's "Brave" came out last year, I was thrilled. So excited, in fact, that I went to see the movie at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, complete with a pre-movie live show! I am a not-so-closeted Disney fan. Though I'd never take my love this far, I did grow u…
By: Sarah Gray / May 8, 2013

Princess Leia Learns How To Be A Disney Princess

Now that Disney has purchased LucasFilm, Princess Leia has got to get with the program on that whole Disney princess thing. Lucky for Leia, the other Disney princesses are all happy to teach her how to be a pretty, pretty princess and wait quietly by until her prince comes to save her. In song, of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

Artistic Twists On Disney Princesses (And Other Heroines)

Merida, Disney Pixar's first leading lady, was a popular costume for women this Halloween, according to Google. Between Merida, Kate Middleton, and the recent Snow White movies, we've had princesses on the brain this year. While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there's just…
By: Tres Sugar / November 4, 2012

Were You A Princess Or A Superhero?

Look closely at the lineup of this princess party, and you'll notice one of these things is not like the other. One of these things is Batman, to be exact. Now tell us: when you were a kid, were you more likely to don a princess costume or a superhero cape? [via The…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 2, 2011

Princess-ification Is Everywhere … Even The Bible

I am no Biblical scholar. Far from it. But there is one thing I know from the Bible stories that I have read: there weren't any princesses. Or frilly dresses, tutus or tiaras. Not so in My Princess Bible, a pink-washed Bible storybook for young girls about "God’s special princess."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2010

Girl Talk: Auditioning To Be A Disney Princess Helped Me Find My Inner Girly Girl

I was never the little girl who dreamed of being a princess. While other kids dressed up in pink chiffon and glitter, I fashioned three-piece suits out of garbage bags and pretended to be a lawyer defending my Babar doll in a custody dispute. So when I got the chance to audition to be a…
By: Katie Schmidt / July 8, 2010

Magic ’80s Wand Can Grant You A Princess Party

Planning a party fit for a princess/spoiled brat? Well, then you're going to need this poofy pink lady's advice. So hilariously high-pitched, it's heard best by bitches, er, dogs. [Everything Is Terrible]…
By: Simcha / January 10, 2010

Mind Of Man: Enough With The Princess Crapola Already!

If I read the phrase “You’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince” on this site one more motherspelunking time, I’m going to spontaneously barf. You don’t really believe this, do you? Dudes don’t have an equivalent to this creaky, cliché trope. It’s just not sexy to date a helple…
By: John DeVore / June 10, 2009

Does The World Need Princesses? Hell Yeah!

There's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," which, for the first time in Disney's 70-year history, stars a black princess. First her name was too stereotypically slave-like, so it was changed from Maddie to Tiana. Then the blogosphere was in an uproar because Princess Tiana ha…
By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2009