The Western Journal reports on the latest victory of Woke Feminism down at Princeton U.
An a cappella group at Princeton University has agreed to stop performing a song from â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ thanks to an angry feminist who claimed the performance was a â€œheteronormative attackâ€ on womenâ€™s rights.
According to Inside Higher Ed, the Princeton Tigertones made the decision last week after a performance of the song â€œKiss the Girlâ€ by the all-male singing group.
In a typical performance, the Tigertones pick a random female from the audience to represent Ariel, the main character and subject of the song. They â€œplayfullyâ€ dance with the female volunteer before calling up a male volunteer to represent the Prince Eric character, Inside Higher Ed reported.
In the course of the song, the Tigertones urge the two to kiss, which usually ends with a harmless peck on the cheek.
But in an era when liberals get triggered by â€œRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeerâ€ and â€œA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,â€ it was only a matter of time before an uptight feminist would target this performance.
Last week, Princeton student Noa Wollstein slammed the performance as â€œproblematicâ€ in Princetonâ€™s student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian.
â€œDespite the fact that an evil sea-witch cursed Arielâ€™s voice away, making verbal consent impossible, the song is clearly problematic from the get-go,â€ Wollstein wrote in a piece published Nov. 26.
This is reminiscent of the outrage over â€œSnow White.â€ In that movie, Snow White was cursed with eternal sleep until Prince Charming lifted the curse with a kiss. Liberals were angry that Prince Charming didnâ€™t receive consent from the cursed princess.
The issue of â€œconsentâ€ seems to make up the majority of Wollsteinâ€™s complaints regarding â€œKiss the Girl.â€
â€œLyrics such as, â€˜Itâ€™s possible she wants you too/Thereâ€™s one way to ask her/It donâ€™t take a word, not a single word/Go on and kiss the girl, kiss the girl,â€™ and â€˜she wonâ€™t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,â€™ unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent,â€ Wollstein wrote.
In the ideal liberal world, Prince Eric would have gotten Ariel to sign a written consent form notarized by his lawyer before attempting to kiss her. However, he would first need to get Ariel to sign a separate consent form to hold her hand.
â€œThe song launches a heteronormative attack on womenâ€™s right to oppose the romantic and sexual liberties taken by men, further inundating the listener with themes of toxic masculinity,â€ Wollstein claimed.