Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mulan

At the prompting of my lovely commenters, we stopped by the library and picked up a copy of the Disney version of Mulan. Being in a super-mom mood, I made the evening into an elaborate "Chinese Culture Night," complete with a flip through some books for pictures of the Great Wall, a talk about when Mommy used to live in Hong Kong, how to count to ten in Cantonese, finding China on the globe, watching the movie, and rounded out with take-out food from the Happy Lucky Panda Garden.

We had our Chinese Feast and watched the movie. DQ LOVED IT! And I did, too, actually. While I originally feared it would be too violent or scary, she never seemed bothered or frightened. And I think she picked up on the themes about how girls and boys can do the same things, and that expectation of what girls should do aren't always in tune with what girls want or need.


On a related note, another friend tipped me off that Disney is finally introducing their first black princess.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jade said...

:) Jon Stewert did a segment about that...

http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jhtml?ml_video=84572&ml_collection=&ml_gateway=&ml_gateway_id=&ml_comedian=&ml_runtime=&ml_context=show&ml_origin_url=%2Fshows%2Fthe_daily_show%2Fvideos%2Flarry_wilmore%2Findex.jhtml&ml_playlist=&lnk=&is_large=true

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/3bnbs8

11:26 AM  
Blogger Quinn said...

Ok, that's some pretty funny shit.

1:06 PM  

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