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Sleeping Beauty: Empowering Women and Renewing Culture

When I’m staring off into space my wife never asks, “Whatcha thinking about honey?”  because I’m often thinking about things that are…shall we say…not so conventional.

Like what Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is really about.

If you’re interested in the mythological underpinnings of this Disney epic — which go all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia! — give me a half hour of your time and I just might blow your mind.

If this sort of thing interests you, you might enjoy this post as well.

And finally, if you’re a feminist who hates Sleeping Beauty on the grounds that it dis-empowers women, I strenuously disagree and I’d love for you to watch my video and share your thoughts.  The movie really is, in my estimation, a “pro-choice” movie about the essential role that women have played and continue to play in the evolution and renewal of our culture.