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Friday, February 3, 2012

Roleplaying Woes

I'd like to lodge a complaint against Nintendo. It has come to my attention that their most popular games are sexist. I find myself in a reoccurring situation where my children role play their favorite Nintendo games and I am always stuck as the stupid princess who needs rescuing.

Every day Ashe dresses up as Link, his favorite character EVER, and races off to fight Gannon, the evil wizard. And every day he comes up to me with soulful eyes, caresses my cheek and tells me that I am his Princess Zelda, and he will save me. I should not be afraid, because he is brave, and strong, and he will defeat Gannon and rescue me!!!


Ashe will dress up as Mario and come to me with soulful eyes, caress my cheek softly and tell me that I am Princess Peach, and he will save me from the evil Bowser, who has me captive in his dungeon. I should not be afraid for he is brave, and strong!

Ok look. I get that, as the only female in a house of five I will sometimes have to role play for my children characters I don't necessarily like. But c'mon! I don't always want to be the stupid princess that keeps getting caught by evil wizards or turtle dragons!!! I don't want to be told that I will be rescued and to not be afraid! Can't I be someone cool? Someone who can also fight too? Someone who isn't delegated to the couch a la high tower? I want to have my sword and fight evil villains! And I HATE pink dresses!!!! I hate pink in general!!!



The things I do for my kids. They better remember as they grow up how much I love them. I love them enough to keep my mouth shut and nod at them, and I am polite enough to turn my head away when I roll my eyes, when I am told yet again, that I need to be rescued. And to not be afraid.

Stupid sexist video games.


Becoming Supermommy said...

Oh man, can we be best blogging friends forever?

I followed your link here from, I think, Mom Bloggers Club? I don't know, one of those places. And frankly, I really hate most mommy bloggers. But you're awesome, so, thanks for that.

I have a post about how much I hate Princess crap. I have two daughters (a third on the way) and people DO insist on filling our house with pink shit... usually covered in princesses I find disgusting.

Anyway, nice to meet you!

momto8 said...

I so understand what you are saying!!! and Disney too! notice there is not one traditional family in one disney movie..and the women are always evil and selfish.
I am your newest follower...pls follow back if you can.

SRM said...

Hi ladies and thanks for joining my blog! Supermommy, yay for both your kind words and the fact that you hate pink shit! Maybe you could start a baby registry filled with skull teeshirts? Then you can get actual cool stuff or laugh when you think of the faces your friends and family will make when they see what you put on your wish list. Win/win! I grabbed your blog button and added it to my site and am also following you back!

momto8 I followed you as well and thanks!!!!