When people use Elsa not getting a prince at the end of Frozen to hate on all the other Disney princesses who fall in love
A WOMAN CAN BE STRONG WITHOUT A MAN.
A WOMAN CAN BE STRONG WITH A MAN.
LOVE DOES NOT MAKE PEOPLE WEAK.
I’ve been waiting for this post for so long. What’s so wrong about falling in love? It’s what we’re put on this planet for, isn’t it?
I get the sentiment, but I’d amend that to just say “love” instead of ‘falling in love’. Humans need many different types of love, and they’re all important. It’s great when media aimed at girls acknowledges that.
Also, the issue some people have with Disney princesses and marriage isn’t because marriage is bad or love makes you weak or feminists are man-haters. It’s that heteronormative romance is always presented as the solution to her problems and the One True Way to Happiness, regardless of what her actual wants/needs are at the beginning of the film. Frozen, for all its flaws, actually did a great job of deconstructing that.
And in the real world, marrying someone because you think they’re going to fill the emptiness in your life (or because you think they’re an acceptable substitute for what you really need to fix in your life, or because you crave the validation, or whatever) is a recipe for one super unhealthy relationship.