Please, please, check out the brilliant essay “Bonfire of the Disney Princesses”by Barbara Ehrenreich on thenation.com. As if it were a giant voodoo doll, Ehrenreich sticks her barbed wit into the evil Disney princess empire, which has our daughters in a choke hold and has built itself into a $4 billion industry. “The entire product line… is saturated with a particularly potent time-release form of the date rape drug,” Ehrenreich warns. “We cannot blame China this time, because the drug is in the concept.” Her conclusion? “The only way to topple royalty is through a mass uprising… make a holiday bonfire out of all that tulle! March on Disney World with pitchforks held high!” Amen, sister. Wish I could have said it that well myself.
Dec 18, 2007