Friday, December 2, 2011

Psssst...I am cringing

Today, at a stoplight, I stared at a vinyl message on a car's rear window.

It was a picture of Tinker Bell, with the words,

" were just passed by a girl."

You guys, I try. I really do.

But then you (or certain people I know, or don't know) go and do something that just BEGS me to pass judgement.

You twist my arm!

What am I supposed to do?

Tinker Bell, guys.

Tinker. Bell.

First of all, the saying was neither clever, nor cute.

Second of all, what does it have to do with Tinker Bell?

Third of all, if you are a grown woman - or old enough to obtain a legal driver's license - and you wear on your clothes, car, or accessories, a Disney character, well, I don't know how to put this delicately:


Especially Tinker Bell. I mean, have you seen Peter Pan? What makes so many females identify with Tinker Bell (and there are a lot of them, if the women I see in Walmart are any indication)? I just do not get it.

Aside from her scantily-clad body, she looks like an ugly boy. She cannot speak. She is jealous, devious, murderous, and vengeful. She is in love with an incredibly selfish and inconsiderate child. She is a traitor.

I don't care how many times Disney tries to do an extreme makeover on her, Tinker Bell was originally horrible, and the damage is done.

I am quite positive that there are many interesting ways we could delve into the psychology of what drives some women to adore her.

I am also quite positive that I could use her as a jumping-off point for one heckofa tirade on feminism, too.

(but that can be said of so many Disney characters...)

I guess, at the end of the day, all I can really say is,

people are so weird.

And I am glad they are, really.

Because it gives me something to think about.

And, more importantly (and usually independent of thought), it gives me something to write about.

*photo is cuz it feels wrong to post twice in a row with no picture. Maybe someday if I get really bored I'll tell you the story behind this particular photo...


Mardee Rae said...

ohh, I love your blog. finally got caught up and have missed it so! you are hilarious. okay, let's delve into the tinkerbell thing. I've wondered if it's her hips? She's got these huge hips that make us all feel a little more accepted. Her character actually is hilarious, like all the characters in the story. But how she has become somebody to identify with...that's the question: I think she dares to do the stupid things we all want to do in our moments of hormonal weekness. Yep, I figured it out. wow, what a woman.

Michelle said...

She probably has a Tinker Bell tatoo.