Participants who had a high engagement with princess culture were also less likely to adopt attitudes of toxic masculinity – strict adherence to gender roles that support cultural norms favoring dominance by men – and were more supportive of allowing individuals to feel and show emotion.
“Boys who are exposed to princess culture earlier in life tend to do a better job expressing emotion in their relationships,” said Coyne. “Rather than shutting down their feelings or feeling like they should fight someone who challenges them, they can express their emotions in non-violent ways.”
Ahh yes, BYU. The school known for progressive thoughts on sexuality and the roles of men and women. Here to teach our young boys how to be through the Disney Princesses. The study says that boys who watch these movies (which the study described as "princess culture" as a means to make their study seem more important than just watching Disney movies) are more likely to express their emotions in relationships in positive ways.
I wonder if the woman conducting this study asked the boys who their favorite disney princess was an why
"Hey Timmy (this was at BYU so the kid's name was probably Tagg or some asshole name like that), who was you favorite princess?
"I like Jasmine"
"(Don't say it don't say it dont say it don't say it) umm...i dont know...
Now, I was a boy once. I was exposed to "princess culture" at an early age with movies like Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and the rest of them. I can promise you that the big take away from these movies in regards to gender and princesses or whatever is that I wanted to fuck them. Each and every one of them. I didn't know that word. I didn't know what sex was. I just knew that when Jasmine was locked in that hour glass and came out looking like this
I had feelings. Same thing with Ariel. When she was swimming around shaking her tail I didn't know what was going on, but I knew I had to get to the bottom of the ocean and quick. I mean they fucking told us exactly what to do with Ariel. There's an entire song about what would be considered "toxic masculinity" in Little Mermaid
Yes, you want her
Look at her you know you do
Possible she wants you too, there is only one way to ask her
It don't take a word, not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
I mean I am surprised this entire song hasn't been canceled.
Boys: Man, I like that girl. Maybe I should ask her out and she if she's interested
Disney writers: No. FUCK that. Kiss her without saying anything to her first and just deal with the consequences later
The song bangs. That's undeniable. The messaging will probably piss people off in 2021. It will DEFINITELY not help boys express their feelings in a relationship when they get older. Which brings me to my point that I have made in several blogs over the years…we need to defund stuff like this. There are way too many people trying to do bullshit science these days. This woman is getting funding to pretend that showing disney movies to kids is not only "work" but "important work". Lady, you're running a shitty daycare. Just say it. Doing research sucks. Sit around and watch movies all day with the kids. The world needs babysitters too. Nobody will judge you. Don't feel like you need to use your degree just because you spent $200k on it. Take that funding and donate it back to the school and ask them to lower tuition. That is how we get where we need to be.