Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hey Disney, Nobody touches the bow!



I've got flaming red hair and wicked skills-
I don't need boobs and Barbie's 12 inches.

Keep the prince;
I'm too busy kickin' butt
besides I might want Barbie
with a buzz cut  and boots 
and red lipstick.

Hey Disney, back up with the boobs
and tamed tresses.

I've got flaming red hair and wicked skills.
Would you like to lose a pair?






*I highly recommend reading a re-telling of Cinderella entitled Ash by Malinda Lo

Linked up with Mary's Disney prompt at Dverse. Inspired by backlash.
Linked up with Poets United OLN Sunday.

36 comments:

  1. Love her spirit & character ~ She is no cookie-cutter princess ~

    Yay for your blog to be back ~ Happy weekend dear ~

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  2. Cool poem! Love that 'flaming red hair and wicked skills." I certainly agree on not needing those 12-inch heels as well!!

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  3. lose a pair...ha...i rather like merida...she does not fit the mold...or at least did not in the movie...have you seen the make over they did on her after? to make her more princess...wtf..seriously? def like mine to march to the beat of a different drum...

    appreciate your reply to cat as well...she is another that we email back and forth oft...smiles...and you echo my sentiments to her...she is good people...

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  4. oh i liked this one...a brave little girl and i loved the mother daughter story as well... ha... yes..time for the girls to show that they can more than look nice and wait for the prince..smiles

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  5. Read the creator's response. Linked to it. It was my inspiration for the piece.

    I'm all for women defining themselves, and I get quite riled up when we sell our girls ideals that might not be what they want to be.

    I ran a library for girls. Don't get me started.

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  6. ha, feisty and oh so cool. we definitely don't need more barbies and princesses - we need more red hair!
    really enjoyed this one - thanks for the treat!
    ~Miriam

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  7. Love it. She will survive with that kind of 'tude. Fun.

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  8. Oh I guess I will have to see this movie now. You sold me. Nicely told.

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  9. Oh yes...you got it right! Perfect, IMO.

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  10. Oh, yes, LaTonya, this is the one! She might like Barbie indeed!

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  11. Great one, she is the right character, and has spine and courage. Best Disney in years ;-)

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  12. Oh! i love this movie" Brave' ...nice dedication to it..

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  13. Visiting a second time here! We do need more girls like this for sure!

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  14. WOW... well yes- why not?
    Great

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  15. A very daring lady defying all the glamorous Disney lasses! A shout for fairness may be? Nicely La Tonya!

    Hank

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  16. This makes me smile - wonderful! :)

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  17. Loved this! A kick ass start to my day. Thank you!

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  18. What boldness! Quite a character. Now I'll have to catch the movie!

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  19. Oh YES! I can SO relate to this. I am not a lover of Disney, for some of the same reasons.

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  20. Seriously - could you turn this into a children's book? I LOVE "keep the prince, I;m too busy kickin' butt". Love it.

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  21. Fabulous! The world needs more princesses with this kind of style.

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  22. Liz, my other sister out there, I expected no less.

    Sherry and Kerry, I'm a feminist, womanist, humanist. I like my women real. Thank you.

    An author friend, did write a different princess. I highly recommend reading a re-telling of Cinderella entitled Ash by Malinda Lo

    http://www.malindalo.com/fiction/ash/

    I put copies of it in the library I built for girls at a non-profit and shared other copies with others.

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  23. aaahh yeahhhhh. sorry, but I f'n love this take.

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  24. A princess I can look up to!! Bravo! This gave me my best smile for the day!Tanka Whirl

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  25. Great! I'll take a bow anyday over 12 inch heels!!

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  26. I love this LaTonya! She is my favorite Princess and not because my daughter thinks I look like her lol I just think Disney needed a powerful female it is a shame they went and remade her original look because she was perfect

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  27. A great wee poem this one. And I surprised myself by really enjoying this film - as has been said above, the mother daughter story is really well told and moving. Yup, a top write!

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  28. We need female leads that represent the full breadth of who we are. Glad you all enjoyed the poem. I hope you seek out books, film and art that celebrates who we are. Thank you.

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  29. yay merida! my son's favorite princess.

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