IN DEFENSE OF PRINCE CHARMING
There is a battle to destroy Prince Charming. And there is a battle and agenda going on to convince little girls that the noble men who bravely come to partner with them in love, business, and battles are evil.
Disney Princesses as icons are being attacked but the underlying target is the union with the Prince. In March Planned Parenthood made it clear in their tweet “We need a Disney Princess who has had an abortion..” that the abortion agenda and indoctrination into annihilating love between a man and a woman must start early. Why else would they be targeting fairy tales and Disney?
As a former Disney Princess who has had an abortion, I responded. And now I want to defend the Prince and the noble male icons in all their testosterone and masculinity who have been successful in freeing and battling with Cinderella, Snow White and other princesses from the attacks of the evil women who have repeatedly tried to take her down.
A few days ago Keira Knightly and Kristin Bell made comments about the negative messages of Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Snow White to their daughters. Specifically, they took issues with:
“‘Cinderella,’ banned,” Knightley said on the Ellen Show. “Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself, obviously.”
Knightley confessed to loving “The Little Mermaid,” especially the songs, but conceded that Ariel’s decision to give her voice up to the villain, Ursula, in pursuit of Prince Eric was a terrible example for little girls.
Kristen Bell tells her daughters “Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” Bell says she has asked her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”
The battle of evil is not with the prince in all of these cases, it is with other women who want to destroy the princess because the princess is already asserting her own authority in contrast to the evil women who are trying to stop her. In Cinderella, the step- sisters and step-mother refuse to allow Cinderella to accept the invitation to the ball. The King and Royal Family (it should be noted) decide to forego looking for a princess from a royal background and instead offer the invitation to ALL the women in the village.
Cinderella has to break through the bondage of her female oppressors, make her way out of the fire, gain supernatural Godly favor and use all of her resources to defy the WOMEN who try to keep her enslaved and from her destiny to rule. Her battle is not with the Prince. She is given freedom by a Prince who exposes the evil women trying to keep Cinderella all dusty and cindery in the fire rather than uniting all sparkly with the love of her life.
Cinderella had to kick down another door to step into her shoe when the women of the house attempted to keep her enslaved by not letting her stand in front of the prince.
She steps into her beautiful destiny because the Prince was willing to come off his throne and fight to find and marry a young woman who was kept as a servant in the fire by evil women. The Prince and Cinderella are both heroic in being victorious over the evils of women who wanted to curse Cinderella into slavery rather than allowing her to stand free as the destined future Queen.
Let’s talk about Snow White. Snow White is the rightful heir to a kingdom. She runs into the woods because an evil witch and queen is jealous of her beauty and places a curse on her. The queen wants her dead. Seven little men (princes in their own right) help her to survive in an idyllic setting in paradise and protect her. As the witch finds her alive she places a curse on her using her words and powerful manipulation to get her to eat a poisonous apple. The Prince kisses her to break a spell and save her life from the curse thrust upon her by another woman. Snow white sang about her prince coming and her joy in him stealing a kiss. Her life is saved and the kingdom restored by her love and marriage to a prince who is willing to help her battle the evil in the world.
Kristen Bell does make an important point ‘Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?’ I say, ‘I would never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my kids are like, ‘No!’
But then she continues to also say that it’s weird that the prince would come to save the princess with a kiss as she is languishing to die after the witch puts a death spell on her. I mean, wouldn’t it be weirder if the prince just let her die because he took a second to think about the ramifications of his reputation if he kissed a dying princess? Wouldn’t it be weirder if the prince allowed an evil witch to kill the rightful heir to the kingdom? Wouldn’t it be weirder if a strong man and prince sat in a corner and allowed the witch to rule?
Fairy tales impress upon us the power of female and male love and union which sometimes includes a kiss. None of these were forced kisses and the Disney Princesses need not join a movement in opposition of princely kisses because their kisses were all consensual. But there is a twisting and perversion to the stories when it is suggested that women and future women are better served not reading stories with good male icons too who help teach not only our daughters but our sons about noble male and female character traits and virtues. These stories are about overcoming evil and the curses of the witches of the world. Maybe the reason Planned parenthood and pro-choice feminists want these stories rewritten is because they want to normalize an otherwise witch-like practice of child sacrifice. They want stories where the witchlike behavior is glorified and falsely presented as powerful. Maybe it is ‘weird’ to them that the witches are the enemies in these stories and the prince in partnership with the princess shares the position of hero.
There is a current battle for the souls of our daughters and sons. There is an enemy. But the prince is not the enemy. The prince is not the oppressor. And the prince is not the one in these stories who we need to protect our little daughters from. The Disney movies and fairy tales if framed properly for our children have always been and are still powerful tools for us to teach our daughters and sons about what true empowerment looks like when we battle the enemy of darkness and evil together — Prince and Princess.
If Keira Knightly wants to raise daughters who know how to grow to be women victorious over the enemy, a better strategy and message to them would be to make them aware of the insidious lies and manipulation that often comes from unexpected enemies. Sometimes it’s the women that want to oppress other women, through convincing the princess that children under a death sentence don’t need a man, woman or anyone to partner with, or to save them. Don’t be mistaken, rewriting these stories, mentioning them on talk shows, emasculating princes’ and diminishing princess beauty from the high criticism of the romantic Disney fairy tales is a continuation of the Planned Parenthood abortion agenda. They still want a Disney princess who has had an abortion and now one who will refuse a kiss that saves her life.
For the princes in our lives, (our sons, husbands, brothers and grandfathers), I hope that you will continue to open doors, save the vulnerable, free the oppressed, put on your armor, storm the gates, break curses from demons that are lurking in pursuit of casting a spell and hypnotizing the Princesses who still see you in all your true nobility and strength. We too stand in defense of all the amazing parts you play in our happily ever after. Continue being strong…we need you, our daughters and sons need you in this battle. And Prince Charming should be well aware that Cinderella will fight and battle to free her prince from the bondage and lies of the enemies threatening to stop him from being the hero that he is and will always be to her.
Deanna Falchook writes about Pro-Life, Adoption and Christian Topics. She is highly focused on fairy tales and their impact on politics, faith and culture. She is the author of a book called TO BE A MOTHER and the soon to be released book called THE CINDERELLA MINDSET. Deanna’s work has been featured in THE FEDERALIST, Charisma, Breitbart, 700Club, EWTN, Faithwire to name a few. Deanna is the mom of 7 children (5 internationally adopted) and lives near Disneyworld in Orlando. You can contact Deanna on FACEBOOK or twitter @deannafalchook.