Nothing is sacred to left-wing activists, least of all that which is held dear to young children. Rather, those are the best things to exploit.
Never missing an opportunity to distort children's stories to indoctrinate the next generation, liberals have now co-opted Cinderella to push sex education.
This past January Forbes magazine and the Huffington Post publicized a new "Cervical Cancer Awareness" campaign created by writer and sex-ed speaker Danielle Sepulveres and artist Maritza Lugo.
While the cause sounds noble enough, the content featured in the campaign is anything but as it depicted Cinderella getting tested for STD's.
Forbes contributor Tara Haelle touted the campaign, writing that "even Disney princesses need to take responsibility for their reproductive health." Newsbusters extrapolated the pertinent details of the Forbes feature:
According to Haelle, Sepulveres “became frustrated” after trying to pitch stories for Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month in September. As a result, she took “a new approach to catch people’s attention” in January. That new strategy consisted of showing that Disney princesses have (consequences after) sex too.
And it worked: Forbes, the Huffington Post and others in the media latched on to the idea. “Almost every day my timeline on social media is bombarded with re-imagined Disney princesses in one way or another and most people get a huge kick out of it,” Sepulveres told Haelle. “So one day it hit me—had anyone ever drawn them going to the gynecologist before?” But while Sepulveres primarily wanted to draw attention to cervical cancer and HPV, she didn’t stop there. And that’s the problem.
Not only do Lugo’s pictures show Mulan’s cervical cancer screening or Tiana’s HPV vaccine, but also they show Cinderella’s STD testing, Belle’s emergency contraception and Jasmine’s “family planning” education. Of course young women – all human beings – need to take care of their bodies. But not necessarily in the ways Sepulveres insists (especially at a time when “family planning” is code for “abortion”).
And, well, it’s rather demeaning to assume that all young women are sleeping around. Or that we take our cues from her sexualized Disney princesses. “After Belle marries the Beast and Tiana opens her restaurant with Naveen and Aladdin and Jasmine fly off to see the world on a magic carpet honeymoon…then what?” Haelle asked in her piece for Forbes. “As they’re living happily ever after, there’s probably some sex involved at some point. And that means even Disney princesses need to take responsibility for their reproductive health.”
Quickly jumping on the bandwagon to heap praise on the campaign, The Huffington Post featured an article titled: "Disney Princesses Go To The Gyno And Live Happily Ever After."
The women-centric website Bustle also lauded the Disney princesses taking a trip to the OB-GYN. Worse still, Seventeen Magazine wrote that the depiction is "so accurate" followed by, you guessed it, Planned Parenthood which called the campaign "too amazing for words."
According to Newsbusters, Sepulveres did not have luck publicizing her "artwork" in with other major outlets and complained on Tumblr that "pitches to female editors about this topic were ignored or rejected by The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, The Establishment, Buzzfeed, Glamour, The Cut and several others."
Sepulveres disjointed rants and desire to push odd sex-awareness ideas did not stop there:
More frank on her Tumblr than with the Forbes contributor, Sepulveres wrote that it was “too bad” that she couldn’t use “amazing,” “catchy phrases” to promote awareness like “Brrr my cervix is freezing” or “Don’t leave my cervix out in the cold.” “But can’t we use January, the beginning of a new year for a fresh start for sex ed as a whole?” she asked. “Do we really want kids sitting through a class teaching them that a girl saying ‘no’ to sex is the one you should keep pursuing?”
There truly seems to be no depravity the Left isn't heartily willing and ready to embrace. Sex-education is all well and good in the proper context and at the proper age. But that is the Left, all too happy to rob the youngest in our midst of the innocence of childhood. After all, what age-group to Disney princess truly appeal to? Certainly not those ready for sex-education.