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Boys and Frozen

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This weekend we took our sons to see Frozen.  Big screen, big movie, big story.  It was a blast.

Some people say it is a story for girls.  I feel that society has evolved so that stories that used to be for girls/boys are now something that both genders can enjoy – I know that my boys love Tangled, Cinderella, Cars and Thomas the Tank Engine.  I don’t think stories should be for one gender – and I don’t think anything else should either.

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who says dollhouses are only for girls?

When my oldest was a wee little baby, we went to Target and he picked out a Halloween pumpkin.  When we took it back to my office, the people said, “Why didn’t you get an orange one?  Or a green one?”  Because the one he had chosen was pink.  Did it really matter?  He was barely a year old.

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a fireman cowboy fairy.

Taking the boys to a movie about sisters was a no-brainer for us.  Was it a movie about love?  About sisterhood?  About being the person you’re meant to be?  Was it a feminist tale about the truth in love, and how it’s not always about men?  Is it about how pushing down who you truly are is the most damaging thing that you can do to yourself?  Is it a movie about strength?

I think it’s all the above.  But mostly, in the words of my three year old son, it’s all about…

WARM HUGS!

And I don’t think that can be classed into a gender role at all.

Hugs to all of you.

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2 Responses

  1. Angella says

    I’m looking forward to seeing Frozen when it’s out on DVD. The gender roles is a heated topic I recently got into on FB. My son loved the show Olivia and carried around that pink/red pig doll for at least a year. He also had a hot pink play kitchen, because it was steal from CL. He doesn’t know the difference. He just likes what he likes and we go along with it. People put too much emphasis on boy toys / girl toys / etc. I’d get him a dollhouse if I thought he’d play with it!

    • K. says

      Isn’t the dollhouse great? I would love a little kitchen, and it doesn’t matter what color it is! It’s just a color.

      Frozen is wonderful. It’s a cry-fest for adults though in the beginning – doy. Husband and I were bawling like babies.

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