Kids around America are still shrieking the lyrics to "Let It Go" at ear-splitting volumes. But could Frozen be harming our most precious national resource—young men?
MediaMatters points to this segment from Fox and Friends, from February 4. Steve Doocy wants to know: "Are movies like the Disney smash-hit about an ice queen and her sister empowering our girls by turning our men into fools and villains?" Cut to a clip of Kristof saying men pick their noses, and then one of Hans revealing his true, scheming face. Their expert guest to discuss this, "the Frozen Effect," was of course Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, who wants to know what about the men????? They need to know they're important, too!!!!! "Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are superfluous, that they're stupid, that they're often in the way," she explained, proceeding to drop the term "real men" approximately a thousand times.
This claim might have a snowball's chance in hell of looking persuasive if they used some primary example besides Frozen, which actually does contain at least one very positive male role model, and that's Kristof. Despite his grumpiness and admitted nose-picking, he's brave and capable and does a pretty good job of supporting Anna in her quest to help her sister without trying to take over the expedition. It's just that marriage to a protector/provider isn't treated as a young woman's all-consuming goal. And God knows we can't have that!