I saw someone comment that they didn’t like Brave because they thought Merida was spoiled because she was a princess and didn’t want to get married. My answer to that was were they going to do that to the boys too? Because if they weren’t unfair and she isn’t spoiled, at least not in that sense. She may not have made the wisest choice but if she had there wouldn’t be a story.
It also reminded me of something from when I was little. When I was small my dad used to let me run around with my little brother shirtless. I was not a particularly feminine looking girlie girl. One day when I was around 5 or 6 Mom decided I had to wear a shirt while playing because girls wore shirts. I had nothing to show, hell I had no boobs really until I was in my 20s and not much then until I stopped gymnastics.
Anyway, I threw a fit. If I had to put a shirt on then my brother had to put a shirt on or I was not going to do it. Mind you this took place at full volume out in the yard. Finally, my Dad stepped in and made us both put shirts on. From then until a lot later we both had to wear shirts.
It was the only way to do it fairly as far as I was concerned.
The same with marriage if you are going to make the girl the prize in a contest then you sure as hell better make your sons a prize to be won too. But who would want those “three yon wee devils”?