Thoughts About Bo Peep’s Character Development

Annie Potts returns as the voice of Bo Peep. “She is modern, independent, capable and confident,” said Potts of her character. “Bo is written and conceived to be inspiring as she has weathered life’s ups and downs with grace. I aspire to that.”

…That reeks of SJW and I hate it. Of course Bo Peep is turned into an SJW icon. When you want brownie points at the box office and nods at the Academy, you take a female character who is distinctly feminine and give her pants because that’s what people want.

A lot of times, I don’t think people realize it’s okay to be completely and traditionally feminine. It’s okay if you want to be a housewife and cook and raise children. It’s fine if you only wear dresses, because it makes you feel pretty. It’s perfectly acceptable to be not as good as a male would be at an activity.

Because I think both genders are equal and will be good at what they’re good at. And if you strive to be above the status quo, even better.

But unlike Bo Peep, you don’t have to change to accommodate the change in you. I’m sure Bo Peep could’ve weathered life’s ups and downs without deciding to rip off her skirt and walk around in her breeches.

But, you know what? Despite my biases against this “new” Bo Peep thing, I’m still going to watch the movie. Pixar knows perfectly what they’re doing and I trust their creative decisions.

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