I was led through BoingBoing.net to two very interesting image representations of how Disney’s portrayal of relationships boils down for men and women:
I think that pretty well sums it up, no? At least it left me snorting in agreement and with the sad realization that I will probably still continue to enjoy Disney films but wonder how I would approach the topic of such things were I to finally break down and have a child at some point in the near future. How do any parent readers approach these sorts of things? Do you monitor what the little ones watch in hopes of culturing the perfect mind? Do you explain away the ways that such films make things like lying to get a girl and having to be beautiful to get your white knight problematic? I’m curious both in an idle way and also in a “what if I do end up having a child/children?! What will *I* do?!?” sort of way.