“There’s no use in grumbling when raindrops come tumbling,” Snow White once sang.
In 1937, Walt Disney released his first-ever technicolor feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In it, he introduced the world to his rendition of a German princess who escaped to the woods from an evil queen, met seven dwarves with differing personalities, and landed the prince of her dreams.
Not to mention, in the 1930s, this type of animation and movie-making changed the film industry. At the time, it was a gamble few animators were willing to take. But Walt Disney seized the opportunity, becoming a pioneer for cartoon creation – worldwide.
But it doesn’t matter anymore!
In the middle of the crazy mess we call culture, the classics simply won’t do anymore. Instead, Disney would much rather produce live-action “remakes” of the old films and introduce a “woke” spin. Snow White has become the latest victim of the madness.
“It’s no longer 1937,” Rachel Zegler, the “new” Snow White recently said in a press interview. She continued, “We absolutely wrote a Snow White that is not going to be saved by the prince, and she’s not going to be dreaming about true love. She’s dreaming about becoming the leader that she knows she can be.”
Yep, you read that right.
The movie that started Disney – is no longer good enough to be the story that started Disney.
Baking pies in the woods while wearing a pretty dress doesn’t cut it. And falling in love? Please! That is for uneducated women. Today, women must be ferocious, powerful, and sometimes selfish to succeed.
Don’t even get me started on finding a prince charming!
Womanhood and traditional love are under attack everywhere we look.
For ladies, the days of wanting to settle down, marry the godly man of our dreams, raise a bunch of babies, and bake all the treats our heart desires – have flown out the window. Unfortunately, Zegler’s ironic opinion (because she’s playing the meekest princess to date) is held by many women nationwide.
And, might I add, I think they are wrong.
It’s okay to be a woman who is different.
It’s okay to be the wife who wants to cook dinner for her husband.
It’s okay to be the mom who chooses her children over the workforce.
It’s okay to be the woman who likes to wear frilly dresses and bake pies.
It’s okay to be the girl who picks service instead of selfishness.
It’s okay to be the lady who follows the Lord into a God-honoring career.
Somewhere along the way, these star-studded women (such as Zegler) came in and rewrote the book on what it looks like to be an American woman, girl, and mom.
They got it all wrong.
As women, we’re allowed to be the beautiful feminine beings that the Lord designed.
In Proverbs 31, we’re given a picture of what a godly woman looks like. And spoiler alert! She does it all.
This unnamed biblical woman is a wife, mom, provider, gardener, crafter, and business-woman. But above all, she follows the Lord with obedience, humility, grace, and kindness.
May the same be true of us.
The roles we play as women may differ, but may we never lose sight of the One who directs each path.
Keep your heads up, sisters. He’s got a plan.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30).