Frozen was one of the first animated fairy tales that didn’t depict a man as its sole hero. It’s 2015, and if you’re upset about this, you can hop into your time machine. And by you, I mean Penny Young Nance, who appeared on Fox News Wednesday. Her argument against one of the most empowering (and successful) animated films is so stupid, you will want gauge your eyes out.
The sequel Frozen Fever is on the way, so the CEO of Concerned Women for America joined Fox & Friends to share her thoughts. “Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are superfluous, that they’re stupid, that they’re in the way, [and] if they contribute anything to the family, it’s a paycheck,” she said. Because stay-at-home or single dads don’t exist on the big screen. “The question for us as moms is, when we bring our daughters to see Frozen, or whatever the movie is, we often have our little boys sitting there. Is this message helpful?” So expecting male characters to only be seen as knights in shining armor isn’t stereotypical or sexist at all? Is it so bad to teach our daughters to be strong, independent women? And teach our sons that they don’t always have to be the hero, so long as they do the right thing? Or just teach kids about equality in general?
“We want to raise heroes, we want to raise real men,” Nance continued. “We don’t have to empower women at the cost of tearing down men.” If you remember correctly, Frozen‘s Kristoff works with Anna, attempts to save her, and the two end up living happily ever after. Which part of this is tearing him down? “In a family it’s important to have both a mom and a dad. Men are essential in our society.” Interesting. Did you come up with this concept before or after your butter-churning session today?
There are simply no words to describe how ridiculous, sad, and unfortunate it is that such small-minded people still live in our world — let alone get airtime on national television.
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