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Most parents wouldn’t say they love the movie Frozen – especially not when they’ve been forced to watch it 20 times or more.
But I do love Frozen.
Some people have told me that Elsa is a “bad” character because she (accidentally) curses her sister and exhibits frightening behaviour.
I quite like a show that doesn’t present a passive or “perfect” model of femininity (putting aside Barbie-doll looks). Such models are either unattainable for those who admire it, or compel people to try to conform to.
Elsa’s heart is in the right place and the more she can be herself, the more creative and amazing she becomes – losing her destructive elements.
Why should we have a hero without flaws, or only “acceptable” flaws? Don’t we all feel we have failings we’d rather not share publicly (obviously not me, ha, ha). Isn’t it better to show the…
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