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Please make a movie about a girl who is not a princess

Linda Holmes on her NPR blog says “Please make a movie about a girl who is not a princess.


Having daughters has changed my perspective tremendously. I want desperately for them to see that their gender won’t prevent them from seizing life by the collar and shaking it down for every last nickel of its lunch money.

Making their 2012 movie about a princess places Pixar in danger of descending into the trite. I still have faith that Pixar can turn the princess motif on its head, but…

Why does every animated heroine need to be a princess?

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Split Gender Identity

This is the kind of stuff that made me begin to doubt that “Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”

Cardinal Gynandromorph

This is a non-Photoshopped photograph of a cardinal that is half male, half-female. That is, the left half is male, and the right half is female! This phenomenon is called gynandromorphism. Biological sex isn’t as clear cut as I used to believe.


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