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October 18 2018

Snow White, Sexual Harassment Victim

by Charlotte Hays

Kristen Bell, who supplied the voice for Anna in Disney's Frozen, reads Snow White and other fairy tales to her children. But she takes a dim view of Prince Charming.

In an interview with Parents magazine, Ms. Bell said:

"Every ime we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, 'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?' I say, 'I would never take food from a stranger, would you?' And my kids are like, 'No!' And I'm like, 'Okay, I'm doing something right.'"

The apple question is not the only one that Bell—a Disney Princess herself as the voice of Anna in Frozen—has after reading the tale. "Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Bell says she has asked her daughters. "Because you can not kiss someone if they're sleeping!"

Call the campus Title IX office!

In Ms. Bell's view Prince Charming is just another violator of women, never mind that (at least as I remember it) it was a chaste kiss--it would have been different if Prince Charming had, say, climbed in bed with the sleeping Snow White--or that rescued her from a spell.  

Snow White isn't the only problematic fairly tale in Ms. Bell's view. She refuses to read some classics to her daughters, including Roald Dahl's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," which she views as "a fear-based toddler-teaching book."

Trends in children's literature change, but it's unfortunate that some of the most previously enduring and delightful ones are seem to be falling to didacticism and political correctness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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