Are Disney Princesses all bad? I'm on a mission to examine whether or not I can, in good feminist conscience, let me daughter squee freely over Cinderella and her ilk, so that by the time we get to Disney World, I know whether to stop worrying and love the ballgowns, or try to get Belle to read The Second Sex. Or both.
Pocahontas: she's pretty awesome, right? Independent, strong-willed, and - as my daughter says - sings the best songs of all the princesses.
Too bad she's stuck in that movie with Mel Gibson.
The vehicle that we're traveling in this week has a DVD player, but it will only, for some reason, play certain DVDS, which means that we've had Pocahontas and Finding Nemo on a permanent loop and let me tell you, there is only so much of Mel Gibson's voice that one can take. And Pocahontas is suffering from her association with him. It's entirely possible that I will be tossing the DVD in the trash as soon as we're home.
No offense to Pocahontas, of course. She is pretty awesome. But still: MEL GIBSON.