Stefan seizing Maleficent’s wings is a metaphor for sexual assault, and its context of attempted land takeover only heightens the comparison.
This is a disturbing duo of tales, and for different reasons than you might expect.
“For as long as I can remember, I wanted to get married. A huge part of this desire was most certainly Disney movies and romantic comedies, where a dorky bookworm like me takes off her glasses, becomes beautiful, and weds the hunk everyone else covets. Another part was that getting married felt like an escape from my own dysfunctional family, where I’d be whisked far away and have a chance to build a new life with someone who actually loved and respected me.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, August 2016.
“True love is not something you fall into, or passively happens to you beyond your control. True love is an active choice, that each day you must wake up and make.” My 31st article for Huffington Post, published in April 2016.