Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Promotes Sexual Slavery?

I want you to go read the most absurd thing I’ve ever read in my life.  Here’s a brief glimpse:

So why is Disneyland still asking us to laugh at an overt depiction of sexual slavery in its popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride?

Disney has unparalleled power to shape young hearts and minds. If the Pirates of the Caribbean ride normalizes sexual slavery with humor, it can desensitize viewers to this heinous and very real gendered crime.

When will Disney learn that sexual slavery is no laughing matter?

I’m just going to back you up here a minute, because the PotC ride is supposed to be a scary ride with a bunch of villains doing awful things.  It’s not like, hey here are the moral pillars of our society, it’s more like, these people were really terrible people, look at all the horrible things they did — like sell weeping young women into sexual slavery.

If we’re going to yell at Disney for promoting sexual slavery, I think we also have to yell at them for promoting looting, pillaging, plundering, robbing, ravaging, drinking way too much, kidnapping, marauding, pyromania, extortion, property damage, generalized debauchery, being scary skeletons and really bad eggs.

AND there are still actually pirates in the world doing horrible things — and real pirates did horrible things, how dare they make entertainment out of real people who did horrible things?  When will Disney learn that piracy is no laughing matter?

I find this completely embarrassing, honestly.  It makes me want to run around screaming at people.  Has any young person ever come away from this ride going, gosh, I think it’s a really good idea to set my house on fire, steal my parents money, and buy myself a sexual slave?

Some people obviously never evolved beyond It’s a Small World.

About ashleyfmiller

I write, give occasional speeches, and am currently getting my PhD in Mass Communications from South Carolina. Before going back to school, I worked in Los Angeles in reality tv, web series, and film.

Posted on October 24, 2010, in Entertainment and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I was wondering when someone in the business of being offended was going to notice that. The last time they came sniffing around “Pirates”, it was because they were OUTRAGED!! that the pirates were chasing ladies around the town. Disney corrected this by keeping all the puppets in the same place, but giving the ladies trays of food, so as to imply that what the lads REALLY craved after all that time at sea was some fresh fruit.

    (I always, personally, found it kind of brilliant that they managed to make that a plot point in the first PIRATES movie).

    But during the whole brouhaha, I kept thinking “Um, you have a problem with the chasing, but not the BRIDAL AUCTION?” Guess maybe one of them finally rode the ride.

  2. Well, I don’t think we should be worried about the kids, as long as we don’t reveal this information to them. I am 13 years old and it wasn’t until now that I knew what that scene was about. See? Kids don’t know what it is. Based on my limited history knowledge, I just assumed that it was a sale on women but I wouldn’t even guess it was sexual slavery. Young children are innocent, so how would they know whether or why it was offensive or not? And where did Disney say it was a “laughing matter”? Coming from a child’s point of view, for I went to Disneyland quite often as a small child (and rode the Caribbean ride practically every time), despite the smiling faces and peppy music, I did not find it humourous but not offensive either. Maybe some of you people should think in a different way rather than sticking to the conclusion that Disney thinks this is a “laughing matter”, because in no way did they say that and I certainly doubt Disney means that in any way.

  3. Larry A. Singleton

    Too bad the useful idiots in this country don’t read. Monsters like this are destroying this country. (And maybe they can do something about this disfunctional comment feature.)

    The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers.

    Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz.
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer.
    The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz.
    The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers.

    Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage and the Family by Stephen Baskerville (At least go to Amazon and read the Preface and Introduction to these two books.)
    Purple Heart’s Final Beat – A Soldier Suicide Story (video on You Tube).

    Plunder: How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation by Steven Greenhut.

    • Larry A. Singleton

      Actually I reposted this from a previous comment. I was refering to the “monster” Judy Rosener, a feminazi who objected to the ride. Read the books I posted. It’s beyond anything even I though was going on. Especially Taken Into Custody. We are losing our children to Predator prosecutors like Angela Corey in Florida and radical professors who are indoctrinating our kids in colleges and universitys. Check out the “Women’t Studies” and “Afro Studies” at your local colleges. READ Indoctrination U by Horowitz

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