Femmostroppo Reader – June 19, 2009

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  1. Wow, there is some real fail in that Happily Ever After photo spread.
    Obviously Not So Little = Fat = eats junk food constantly.
    Obviously the fastest way to a Very Important Lessons About Princesses is to make the only “Middle Eastern” one is in a war zone. What did that have to do with Jasmine’s story?
    And I’m not really up to parsing yet another image that tells us that the worst thing that can happen if one is diagnosed with Cancer is losing one’s hair.
    The photography is lovely, but the subject matter is not as edgy as the photography thinks it is.

  2. Good points. In challenging the Happy Ever After cliche, she’s simply exchanged easy cliches about what constitutes bad/unhappy situations for women, where especially the Not So Little Riding Hood is a massive FAIL. Perhaps she simply couldn’t think of something else bad to happen Hairwise for Rapunzel.
    That said, I thought the idea that Jasmine would take up arms in a war zone was entirely consistent with her character, but agreed it’s a too-easy trope.

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