As a man, I have taken over the years countless photos with female face characters. Always with my wife, mom, daughters in the picture. For years, I was able to put my arm around their waist. This time, and every time, the female character would take the lead and ask to hold my arm. I actually think it is a great idea to protect the young ladies playing these characters. I found it very inoffensive and done well. It was said to me in a way that was really pleasant. I applaud Disney here.