Dr. Cinderella

While passing out candy to trick-or-treaters I saw the typical array of costumes, ninjas, zombies, mobsters, and I think I even saw a hipster. Then I saw costumes that made me want to yell at parents. These include, but are not limited to, slutty Alice and Wonderland, bride and princess. My distaste for the Alice costume isn’t slut-bashing by any means. If you are comfortable enough with your body, go out and have fun. But, if you are going door to door trick-or-treating like a child, don’t dress like you are twenty.

As for the bride, I don’t understand why someone would allow their child to dress as one. It is like looking at young girls that are forced into marriage and saying “sorry you are raped and beaten and your childhood was lost. I’m going to glamorize this serious issue and get more candy than you can ever dream of.” Marriage is something between consenting adults, not a Halloween costume for children who don’t understand the basics of a relationship yet.

I don’t blame the girls for this, they are too young to know. I blame Disney and the adults in their lives for brainwashing them. Halloween is supposed to be a time to dress as someone you idolize, or something that you’ve always wanted to be. You could be a superhero, an actress, a doctor, president, seriously, anything you have ever wanted to be you can be. I don’t see why you would want to dress as something that anyone can do, and that most people will do. This most likely stems form my hatred of baby dolls. See my article, “Baby Dolls Kind of Really Piss Me Off” for further understanding.

This brings me to my dislike for the princess costume. The stream of Disney Princesses seemed to never end. It’s not like a Disney Princes ever accomplished anything. They had a problem, were helpless to fix it on their own, had a prince save them and got married. Seriously, nothing too hard there. Obviously Mulan is an exception, because she is the Hillary Clinton grade bad-ass of the cartoon world. But, besides Mulan, Disney teaches girls that it is okay not to help themselves, as long as they are pretty, a man will save them. What happens to the princess when she gets wrinkles and isn’t so pretty. She has no job training and nice try finding a divorce attorney that can beat a prince. She would be lucky if she gets anything from the divorce and no prince is going to want to save her. Then the princes is going to be homeless because she relied on men her entire life. Is this the kind of life that we want for our future generation?

It’s not even like these girls dress like Princes Diana, she was a super hero. She was President of the Royal Marsden Hospital and of the Hospital for Sick Children, and she headed dozens of charities. The awareness that Princes Diana raised for homeless people and people living with HIV/AIDS was priceless. She truly made a difference in the world, with and without her prince.

Like Princess Diana, Pam, from the office, is amazing. She and Jim noticed that their daughter was obsessed with princesses, so in “Here Comes Treble” they decided to turn princesses into positive female role models by creating Dr. Cinderella. They showed their daughter that it is okay to be pretty like a princes, but you also need to be smart and have a career. I say hooray to Dr. Cinderella and I hope to be seeing more of them in the future.

Photo Credit: Calitreview.com

Further Reading on Princes Diana: http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/The%20House%20of%20Windsor%20from%201952/DianaPrincessofWales/CharitiesandPatronage.aspx

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