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The Problem with Cinderella

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After the flaming success of last week's stunning expose on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I know many of you were left wondering, "How much of my life is a lie?!" I'm sorry to have left you hanging like that, and, to compensate, I decided to write a follow up article.

Cinderella is undoubtedly one of Disney's most cherished classics in the hearts of so many little princesses all over the world. What those people clearly do not recognize is the fact that Cinderella, like her famous counterpart Snow White, is a desperate attempt to convince the general populous that there is, indeed, a prince out there for each of us.

Before you buy that ball gown and RSVP for the Prince's ball, you may want to consider the following questions.

Question One

Although this is fairly trivial, it is something that has always bugged me.

What's Cinderella's last name?

Obviously, at one time, she had parents. In fact, she had more parents than the typical princess. You would think that one of them would have some kind of last name.

Question Two

One of the most popular reoccurring themes in Disney films once again manifests itself here.

Talking animals.

Who, in their right mind, takes advice from mice that don't even speak English? I mean, sure, they're adorable, make those oh-so-cute squeaks, and even wear little sweaters, generally mice do not know much about what's going on. Even if they did, I'm not sure I would trust one to tell me how to live my life.

Question Three

My next question involves our so-called "Prince Charming". He's seen Cindy for, what, three seconds before he decides that the girl needs to marry him? He hasn't even spoken to her yet! Talk about pushy!

And, what's with Cinderella giving into him, like a prettied up balloon? The chick has enough of a brain to orchestrate this 'brilliant' escape plan, and she doesn't even want to know the guy that's decided to marry her?

Question Four

Why does our Darling Diva run from the ball? If it's true love, as we are lead to believe, wouldn't P.C. not care if she was poor? Isn't true love supposed to cross all boundaries, like a good book crosses all genres?

Some may argue that her step-family would make life increasingly difficult for her. If Princey had already made up his mind to marry her, wouldn't he have done anything to protect her?

(Okay, so that's more than one question. Just roll wit me, homies.)

Question Five

Two words: Glass Slippers.

How many of you, no matter how avid a shoe shopper you may be, have either a) seen a pair of these alleged 'glass' slippers or b) have been able to afford them?

And, if you do happen to be lucky enough to own one of these screaming death traps, do you actually have any occasion to wear them? Personally, I'd need a pair of super reinforced glass which would not only be extremely uncomfortable, but extremely hard to come by.

As with last week, I hope that you now realize the truth about what is one of Disney's most classic tales.

This is Sims2girl, off to eBay those super reinforced glass slippers.


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