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Two princes fall in love on a quest to save a lesbian princess; new children’s book released

  • Clara Bryant

    Dudes saving helpless ladies. Lesbian ladies, even. So diverse. Thanks, white knights!

    • Steven Gregory

      My thought exactly.

  • Lion in Winter

    Wait until the Diesel Dykes hear about this!

  • Pet

    Maybe this thing book was written and published with good intentions, BUT… the stereotypes are ALWAYS there. Now worse, lesbians are fragiles ladies who have to rescued by white f*gs. Good. I think this is progress.

    And sure straight parents praised the book and the author. Nothing changes. Princes are white and strong and wise, and princesses are white and weak and brainless.

    • Mark Y

      “white fags”? Really? you sound like a brainless racist bigot..

      • neku

        racism against white people doesnt exist, thx

        • you are delusional

          delusional

        • PhillipSE5

          Oh, yes it does, and I’ve been subjected to it, as well, so I should know! Are you REALLY saying black people are never capable of being racist?

          • neku

            black people can be racist towards other people of colour, sure.

          • PhillipSE5

            I am a white man with Jewish & Irish roots……. I have experienced racism from black people countless times in the area I live in, in inner city south London. Are you saying I’m telling lies?

      • neku

        racism against white people doesnt exist, thx

      • neku

        racism against white people doesnt exist, thx

    • Ho

      I don’t agree. Must “a” story have all the reverse impressions versus so called stereotypes? I do believe that we need “stories” to get rid of the stereotypes.

      • Johnny

        I agree. However, it would seem to many that a children’s book should address all issues such as racism, poverty, globalisation, Zionism, etc before it can be stamped with their approval.

        • PhillipSE5

          Hear Hear!!!

      • PhillipSE5

        I agree with you all the way!!!

  • TomSatsuma

    Way to break stereotypes idiot.

    Homophobia is the bastard child of misogyny.

    • Johnny

      So women who are homophobic are misogynistic?

      • TomSatsuma

        Well, no – it’s not that simple.

        But most homophobia is based on policing traditional gender lines and looking down on men who express feminine traits (perceived or real)

  • Rob

    OMG a “Childrens” story about a lesbian princess and two princes – that would never happen In the real world!

    It’s a childrens story – the sooner children understand about gay relationships the better off we will all be and TBH how many kids stories have a constant theme of a poor little princess who has to be saved by the dashing handsome prince?

  • Rob

    OMG a “Childrens” story about a lesbian princess and two princes – that would never happen In the real world!

    It’s a childrens story – the sooner children understand about gay relationships the better off we will all be and TBH how many kids stories have a constant theme of a poor little princess who has to be saved by the dashing handsome prince?

  • Rob

    OMG a “Childrens” story about a lesbian princess and two princes – that would never happen In the real world!

    It’s a childrens story – the sooner children understand about gay relationships the better off we will all be and TBH how many kids stories have a constant theme of a poor little princess who has to be saved by the dashing handsome prince?

  • leNolaBoy

    Has anyone jumping to conclusions about the princess actually read the book? Just because she gets trapped in some way, how do we know she is otherwise portrayed as helpless, weak, brainless, fragile, or any of the other adjectives you’ve decided upon in prejudging this book. For what it’s worth, the Amazon description says she is “whisked away by an old woman.”

    • PhillipSE5

      You Are So Right!!!

  • Sean

    so why does it take 2 homosexual men to save one princess, when it only takes one heterosexual man…. equally is equally measuring in this book… and the purpose behind a women STILL being written in a lesser role, or a fragile role is concerning, I wouldnt want my daugther (if/when I have one) to grow up thinking, she has to wait for her prince, that she feels trapped by the surroundings of society that she can speak and go find her prince/ss.

    • PhillipSE5

      If there weren’t TWO homosexual men trying to save the princess, then how could they fall in love together??? I don’t know about you, but I’ve not actually read the book yet; D’you think that only one prince should have been going on an adventure to save the princess, & that the author should’ve got him to fall in love with the other prince on line via his iphone, or something like that? I’m a writer myself, & I can imagine 2 princes falling in love by iphone on an internet dating site wouldn’t have provide a particularly visual story line, eh?

  • Edmund

    I think this sounds awesome. The ‘fairytale romance’ is still a dashing prince and the beautiful princess – see hundreds of years of fairy stories and a century of Disney. Like the author, I too felt excluded from a part of that magic as a child. I really cannot imagine what it must be like to be a straight person, to see your own desires reflected in every story and every piece of art.

    The fight against gender stereotyping in these stories has pretty much been won – there are hundreds of independent, strong princesses in fiction saving themselves. However it’s still always built around a heterosexual romance – always prince and a princess, never a prince and a prince or a princess and a princess.

    Maybe in the next book the princess can return the favour and rescue one of the princes. And she seems to require a princess of her own for her happily ever after, so the story isn’t over. To be honest I feel inspired – maybe I’ll write a tale where two princes have to save each other!

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