Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Too many times people have lamented that early Disney Princesses are insufficient role models because they simply wait around until a Prince saves them. Earlier, I wrote a post on other classic Disney Princesses who are treated as though they too sat around waiting for their Prince to save them. Cinderella seems to consistently be … Continue reading Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

We’ve heard it before. The lamentation for Princesses who actively help themselves rather than just acting as damsels in distress. The joy when a new Disney princess is revealed, who ‘finally’ doesn’t just sit around until a prince comes and saves her. In fact, there have even been people, such as Keira Knightley, who allegedly … Continue reading Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Casting ‘Controversy’

On July 3, news broke that Ariel in the new live-action Disney The Little Mermaid had been cast. Actress and singer, Halle Bailey (not to be confused with Halle Berry) is set to play Ariel in the new reboot. This news caused quite an uproar on twitter, flooding the site with tweets both for and … Continue reading Disney’s The Little Mermaid Casting ‘Controversy’

Thoughts on the new SBS World Movies Channel

I am not an avid watcher of SBS. In fact, though I do enjoy the occasional SBS program, I rarely find myself ever flicking to one of the SBS channels when I’m channel surfing and trying to find something to watch. However, I occasionally have found myself looking at the TV guide and seeing that … Continue reading Thoughts on the new SBS World Movies Channel

What counts as ‘Real’ literature?

‘Literature’ is a very broad term. The way I see it, literature can be almost anything. Literature is novels, short stories, poems, autobiographies, online fanfiction, magazine articles, online articles, graphic novels, web comics, artworks… Literature is all of this. Not everyone would agree with this, however. There are some people who would say that actually, … Continue reading What counts as ‘Real’ literature?