Is it Neverland or Never Neverland? My daughter just said she thought it was the Netherlands! I haven't read Peter Pan or seen the Disney movie in years - but I'm sure it's not set in the Netherlands.
The story of Peter Pan is probably the first story that made me want to be a writer, to create worlds that are whatever I want them to be.
It also opened my eyes at an early age (maybe five) to gender bias in literature and movies. It's totally unfair that there were no lost girls, only lost boys.
Wendy was characterized as a little mother, nothing more. Tinkerbell to some degree was characterized as a jealous wife or girlfriend. The little girls were made to grow up, but the boys never had too. It was too hard for them. Come on, give me a break.
It is wrong or maybe too easy that all Tinkerbell wanted to do was hang out with a boy that didn't really even pay much attention to her. Couldn't she do something more important with her awesome magical powers?
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This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge.