I know, I know, my previous lists are "Writing Wednesday", so why the change? Well, because this one is more media commentary. I've noticed my favorite heroes and stories getting shredded for the most inane reasons by feminists, most recently from actors like Kristin Bell and Keiara Knightly. Primarily because of the way women are treated, subjects of consent and empowerment, so I understand. Don't get me wrong, consent matters, but innocent kisses and coming to the ladies' rescues don't seem that bad to me. It almost seems like feminists would prefer abusive behavior over gentleness and sweetness.
The latest victims are Princes in the Disney Princess films. Their crime? Snow White's Prince (his name's Florian) and Prince Philip kissing their unconscious sweethearts and Cinderella's Prince's crime of wanting to rescue her from her abusive step-family. Okay... yeah, I can see why this would be a problem (!) Many of these same people then praise couples like Harley Quinn and the Joker or Christian Grey and Ana from "50 Shades of Grey" for their progressive ideas. You call this progress?!
And this is Mild compared to some other incidents in the animated cartoons and comics. Harley has been thrown from windows, forced to hide her own child from the Joker, and has other, more horrible things happen to her. "Suicide Squad" shows a Joker committed to Harley's rescue, but my question is "why?" Joker always has an ace up his sleeve, does this Joker really love Harley? But the actions of one version of the Joker doesn't undo years of Joker abusing Harley.
Here's a hot tip: DON'T go for a guy who pushes you around and makes you feel bad about yourself. Go for a guy who treats you like this:
And makes you feel like this:
Don't settle for Joker when you could find a Thor, a Ten, a Howl, a Bog King, or an Aragorn. Wait until you find a man who will treat you like the lady-princess you are.
Enough of T.K.'s free advice corner, on to the list!
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