Thanks to “Brave” writer and co-directer Brenda Chapman for speaking out on the Merida makeover! In a statement yesterday to the Independent Journal, Chapman wrote: “There is an irresponsibility to this decision that is appalling for women and young girls. Disney marketing and the powers that be that allow them to do such things should be ashamed of themselves.”
"I think it’s atrocious what they have done to Merida. When little girls say they like it because it’s more sparkly, that’s all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy ‘come hither’ look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It’s horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.”
"They have been handed an opportunity on a silver platter to give their consumers something of more substance and quality — THAT WILL STILL SELL — and they have a total disregard for it in the name of their narrow minded view of what will make money. I forget that Disney’s goal is to make money without concern for integrity. Silly me."
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We’ve now reached over 100,000 signers on our petition to Disney! Let’s keep the momentum going! Please sign and share “Say No to the Merida Makeover and Keep Our Hero Brave!” petition at https://www.change.org/keepmeridabrave
I have fallen in love with: McLeod’s Daughters
The strong female cast is amazing!!!!!!
Just bought a ticket to see Eve Ensler on her newest book tour.
Learn Debbie Allen’s choreography to the ONE BILLION RISING dance anthem BREAK THE CHAIN!
Activists in 182 countries are staging One Billion Rising events, many are using “Break The Chain” for flash mobs in high profile locations. Watch this video and dance the day away! And be sure to let us know what you are doing by registering your event! Special shout out to the incredible Senior dance class at Brooklyn High School of the Arts for teaching Debbie’s moves!
It turns out Hasbro agrees that “everyone can cook”. In a meeting today Hasbro executives told McKenna Pope that her campaign on Change.org was an inspiration and revealed to her they will unveil a new gender neutral Easy Bake Oven in February. McKenna wants to thank everyone who signed her petition at: