Translations → Princesses
other parts here (x)
as said by Robert Carlyle ;)
ouat ladies: aren’t you… a damsel in distress?
“We weren’t interested in writing damsels in distress. We were interested in writing really tough women that were not afraid to use power.” - Edward Kitsis
“I wanna love you through the night and be your sweet disaster”
Once Upon A Time: “Wonderland” [plus] ↦ Princess
no one decides my fate but me
This article is a very unique and thoughtful read about how Once Upon A Time portrays adoption.
So often adoption is represented purely as a joyful resolution, with a focus on a family being formed. But the complex realities behind adoption can’t be ignored in favor of only considering the happy ending. Ann Fessler’s The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades before Roe v. Wade, shows how, before abortion was legal and single motherhood was visible, young, unmarried, pregnant women were subjected to the same manipulation and coercion that Ashley deals with on Once Upon a Time. And these abuses aren’t just things of the past; even today many young women end up placing children for adoption because they simple can’t navigate through barriers like classism and sexism that set up adoption as a fundamental way to “redeem” herself for the “sin” of being unmarried and pregnant.
More nuanced portrayals of adoption could make viewers questions their presumptions about who birth mothers are, why they make the choices they do, and what their lives look like afterward, as well as how adoption can work. Once Upon a Time, then, both gives and takes: it allows viewers to more carefully consider the power dynamics behind adoption, while at the same time clinging to old ideas of birth and adoptive parents in opposition. These are challenges first mothers deal with every day: how do they do the work of openness in a world where their relationship with their child’s adoptive family is still viewed as suspect? Forming a lifelong relationship with strangers and finding a balance of contact that meets everyone’s needs is complicated enough, without images everywhere portraying openness as, at best, an unnecessary oddity, and, at worst, a threat to the child or adoptive family.
Interesting. I love it when a fantastic show sparks an interesting/ thought provoking dialogue.
Does Once Upon A Time bring up any talking points for you guys?
#4: Why You Don’t Make Deals with Rumpelstiltskin:
He wants your babies.
- 1.04: “The Price of Gold”
Cinderella: Then help me.Rumpelstiltskin: Well, if I do and you can shoulder the consequences… *Then you’ll owe me a favor.
Cinderella: Name it. What do you want?Rumpelstiltskin: Something precious.
Cinderella: I have nothing.Rumpelstiltskin: Ah, but you will. With this wish, will come riches more than you know.
Cinderella: I don’t care for riches. I’ll give you anything you want. Just get me out of here.Rumpelstiltskin: Now you’re talking.
Cinderella: Well how does it work?Rumpelstiltskin: Fear not, my needs are small. All you have to do is sign on the dotted line.
Life Lessons from Once Upon A Time.
i don’t believe in fairy tales, but i believe in you and me.
So this fits really nicely, like super well, and I just found out that I like the original version but… is that the woman they selected to play Belle (because it doesn’t really look like her, just sayin’) ?
Regardless I thought this was nice enough to post here.
I worship this tv show. Cinderella *_*
I’m your fairy godmother. And I’m here to change your life.