I can personally agree with Orenstein to a certain extent. I will say that I have grown up watching Disney movies, and have been naive to really understand the true meaning behind them. Now it is hard to really see a movie and try to believe that there is true innocence behind it. Orenstein is saying that Disney Princesses are a bad idea, but what I want to add is, having too much of the exposure would be damaging. Just as the saying goes, "too much of anything is not good for you." As females, we already live in a time where there is that pressure of having it all and being it all at the same time, but one has to come to their senses, that that is not realistic. There needs to be a point in time where someone can say, the pressure is too much, and the levee needs to be pulled.
I end it with this, the only pressure one should feel is a pressure of motivation, to be happy within themselves, healthy mentally and physically, but over all striving to be the person they want to be in life. As a woman I have had plenty of conversations with guy friends, girl friends, family, coworkers, classmates and strangers, of the idea of "happily ever after". And it could exist, but it takes work. And the media likes to sell the idea of it all being a quick fix. Which creates the suddenness of perfection, in unhealthy terms. Lets all monitor the media that is being exposed to children and encourage them to becomes healthy productive individuals, that they themselves are happy with.
Points I'd like to share in class:
- Does the pressure of being superwoman (aggressive and aggreable. Smart and stunning, etc ) come more from men or media?
- Is a non super-woman unattractive?
- Are we looking too much into it, where everything as become a subliminal messages? (movies, lyrics, photographs, etc.?