Did you hear that Frozen song on the Oscars last night? Did something smell funny about it to you?
Listen, I'm no expert. I'm just a concerned parent, like you. I trust the Disney name when my daughters are choosing a movie at the mall. I see that name, and I feel like it's safe to let them go in by themselves, while I buy some shirts at Penny's, and then sit in those vinyl armchairs near the cookie store and read a book about World War II. I don't expect my children, 20 and 16, to go into a film like Frozen and come out indoctrinated with a lot of subliminal messages about farting.
So I couldn't believe my ears last night, when I heard what I thought I heard on the Oscars. I tried to look it up on the Internet and I got nowhere, using the name John Travolta had given for the singer, "Trey Radel." When I finally found the lyrics, I was stunned. Tell me there isn't a hidden message in this song, and it's not about breaking wind.
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried
Don't let them in, don't let them see Be the good girl you always have to be Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go Can't hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door...
I don't care What they're going to say Let the storm rage on, The cold never bothered me anyway...
It's time to see what I can do To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me I'm free
Let it go, let it go I am one with the wind and sky Let it go, let it go You'll never see me cry...
My power flurries through the air into the ground My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast I'm never going back, The past is in the past
Let it go, let it go And I'll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go That perfect girl is gone
Today's young women don't just have to find husbands, they have to succeed in a highly competitive -- and crowded -- office environment. How can they "lean in" if everyone just assumes they're cutting one? What kind of subliminal but deadly lesson is this?
Is it too late to get One Million Moms to organize some sort of boycott?
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