Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy had quite a time bashing Disney’s Frozen Wednesday, saying it “empowers girls by turning men into fools and villains.”
Dooshy (see what I did there?) was joined by the President of the extremist conservative women’s group Concerned Women for America, Penny Young Nance, who thinks movies like Frozen take away the masculinity of men and send boys the wrong message:
We want [boys] to know they’re essential. We want to raise heroes. We want to raise real men that will stick in their families and be great Dads and be great providers and great husbands.
Nance wants men to re-take the role of the 1953 stereotype and run the household while the woman remains subservient.
No, she didn’t actually say that but it’s pretty clear that this woman and the group she runs hold true to what Republicans have wanted for years: The continuation of male dominance and the demise of feminism.
Their “evidence” is a scene where Kristoff says all men pick their noses followed by the scene where Anna finds out Hans isn’t who she thought he was. I’m a man, and yes, I pick my nose.
Yes, girls, we know you really enjoyed that Frozen depicts women as strong, sensible and able to lead. We understand that a movie that depicts an “act of true love” as a woman sacrificing herself to save her sister rather than a kiss from an entitled Prince she never met seems unconventional.
According to Fox and a conservative women’s group this is just unacceptable.
Men need to portrayed as heroes, not villains. Men need to be portrayed as strong and in control, not bumbling fools. Hollywood is glorifying women at the expense of the manly man and his manly presence in society.
Apparently this woman has never seen Batman. Or a single James Bond movie. Or anything starring Denzel Washington. (Yes, I know Training Day doesn’t count.)
Fox and Nance, the real fools here, don’t seem to get it. Hollywood is hurting men by depicting strong women? Seriously? Hollywood is the ultimate boy’s club. Actors are paid exponentially more than actresses. There are a hundred “big awesome men rule” films for every Frozen.
Add to that the fact that they’re demonizing an animated film aimed at making children of all ages smile and once again an inevitable conclusion can be reached: Fox News and archaic thinking conservative “women’s groups” hate women.
So you know. Fox, my little girl and her big manly dad who picks his nose love watching Frozen together. I hope it teaches her that she doesn’t need a man to support her and make her happy.
Here’s the video of the interview courtesy of Media Matters:
H/T: Media Matters | Image: Charles Topher