I recently took my children to see the new Disney movie, Moana. I loved that the main character, Moana, stands in contrast to other Disney heroines. There is no Prince Charming, hunky ice seller, or rakish thief; the film’s focus is not Moana’s search for love. Instead, it focuses on her bravery, determination, and dedication to save her people.
What a powerful message for our children – and for us.
Moana reminds us that gender norms are not innate, but constructed and complicated. My 3-year-old daughter sometimes plays mommy with her cuddly toys, but mostly she plays with Avengers... Read More