Saturday, 28 February 2015
Frozen (the movie) 01.03.15
I was laughing my ass off over the Frozen Lesbian Controversy when the movie first came out. If you've missed this choice bit of reactionary insanity, apparently Frozen is going to cause girls to grow up to be lesbian. Cue the collapse of marriage, society, and life as we know it.
The whole thing tickled me pink. I can happily watch Salma Hayek sashay all over the screen in a corset, and never get even a twinge of lesbianism (though, admittedly, she looks good with a full beard... hmmm). The reactionaries watch a kids' animation, and that's enough to shake their sexual identity? And they think the problem is with us?
After a conversation with a baffled friend, whose response was "But KRISTOFF????", I am starting to think that the problem is far worse. It sounds as if these people think that women will only ever seek male companionship out of need. If they don't need men, they'll choose not be with them.
I don't know if that's worse coming from a man (how much of a shit are you that women only put up with you as long as they need you?) or a woman (so if you grow up and develop your personal resources, the people you currently "love" will become spurious?). It just seems all kinds of fucked up.