Sunday, February 24, 2008

Barbie Nutcracker, the Movie

Our four-year-old came home from a sleepover at her cousins' house with a report for her godmother that the most memorable event of the evening was a viewing of The Barbie Nutcracker Movie.

Her godmother, my friend, looked at me questioningly.

I shook my head. "Believe it or not, there's actually a Barbie version of The Nutcracker."

"But, you might be interested to know that some moms I know who have the patience to sit through kids' movies WITH their kids have claimed that Disney movies are much worse in terms of reinforcing gender stereotypes. Apparently Barbie and her crew are more Bad Ass."

"Huh," responded my friend. "I guess Barbie has sort of been a Nutcracker her whole life..."

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