Say what now?
Steve Doocy is a host on Fox & Friends so you know the man gets paid for causing controversy, and Steve did his job very well recently when he had a guest on the show named Penny Nance who made some wacky statements about a certain amazing Disney film!
The two began the talk by asking the question whether the film empowers women by making the film's men out to be fools and villains.
Steve called it all the "the Frozen effect" and Penny Nance says the problem goes way past Disney films!
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Here is what Penny, who is the CEO of Concerned Women for America, said:
"It's not just Disney; Hollywood in general has often sent a message that men are superfluous, that they're stupid, that they're in the way and if they contribute anything to the family, it's a paycheck. And that is not true, and it is not good social science…We don't have to empower women at the cost of tearing down men. So I would say to Disney, 'Let's be honest, it's important to have both a mom and a dad, men are essential in our society."
However we're not sure if we are agreeing with what Penny and Steve the host are saying here.
Frozen is a film that features strong female characters, and if the male characters kind of fall by the wayside — that's a creative decision that the creators get to make.
(Also, just FYI — Kristoff, the main male in the film, was portrayed as an extremely admirable fellow.)
It may just happen that the male characters provide bit comic relief parts, but when you have such strong characters on the female side the need for strong male characters isn't really all that necessary anymore. Plus, we mean, women characters get screwed in tons of movies all the time. Can't the men take a back seat for a little bit?
But decide for yourself what you think by checking out the video (above) !
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