The Hypocrisy of Hating the new Merida

In world where more than 80% of ten year old girls admit to having been on a diet, it behooves us to pay attention to the messages we send little girls about their bodies.  So it is not without much thought and consideration that I say that I find the hysteria over Disney's new iteration of their Continue Reading

I (finally) Drank The Disney Kool-Aid

Me with the cast of Monsters University!

I have never been a crazy Disney enthusiast.  I like Disney.  When I was 9, I went to Disney World for the first time and had a blast.  But then I didn't go again until I my own kids were school aged, some thirty years later.  Don't get me wrong - I love the classic movies.  I've seen Dumbo, and Continue Reading

Why Disney on Broadway…isn’t

theater seats

The new commercials say it all: 55 million people have seen Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. And as of Saturday night, my daughter is one of them. (I had already seen it.  This was my second torture time.) Want to know what my 10 year old daughter thought? "It's beautiful!  I love the puppets Continue Reading

Cheetah Shmeetah

As I write this, my eight year old daughter sits and watches the premiere of the new Disney propaganda marketing machine....I mean movie, The Cheetah Girls, One World. Yes, one Disney-fied world. One world filled with teenaged girls who wear only stillettos, and tons of make-up, and gyrate on the Continue Reading