DEC 23 – I don’t want my daughter, Athena, to be a princess and I pray everyday that this concept will never be planted in her head, now or ever. It scares me to think that she will have a room filled with pink objects, frilly dresses, silver and diamond tiaras and girly wedding gowns.
Some of you might say that is what being a girl is all about. But I beg to differ because the princess complex goes way deeper than pink toys. Can you tell me one princess story that doesn’t involve a girl suffering or lying in wait for a handsome prince charming to come rescue her to happiness?
Think about it. Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel… they’re all the same helpless girl that needs a man, whom she has never met, to rescue her. [Click to read the rest of the article at The Malaysian Insider]