The journal Sex Roles also published a study that aimed to determine the effects of images propagated by Disney on the conception of femininity. The little girls were asked what to do to be a princess : the answer was mainly to be well dressed and to be saved by a boy.In fact, in 2019 we are still waiting for a Disney where the princess is both a tough girl and at the same time happy in love
Snow White : stop cleaning.
Aurore : wake up without a man.
Cinderella : guess what, he is probably a bad shot in bed, are you really going to marry him ?
Beauty and the Beast : there is a Stockholm syndrome hanging there.
Ok so big subject that this one : does Disney influence children ? Is Disney still anti-feminist ?
It’s no secret that in the classics, boys fight and perform while girls … mainly wait, sleep, clean, sing. Let’s be clear I have nothing against singing (my neighbors, maybe). The only independent women are witches. Independence is therefore associated with cruelty, ugliness, and marginality. If you are independent, you will live in a wood.
In fact, if we analyze the classics of disney for two seconds, it can provoke two reactions:
– Or you want to kill all the men of the world to take revenge on a historical exploitation;
– Or you dream that your charming prince will come and saveeee you.
Uh, there is in fact also a third solution that comes from schizophrenia :
– you want to kill men BUT you also want a prince to come and save you from … uh who knows what ?
In recent years Disney has thought to make efforts by putting forward a so-called independence of its main characters.
But, even in the (quite) recent “FROZEN” (la reine des neiges in french), we can heard this sentence : “you can’t marry a man you just met”, and then Anna the heroin discovers that the charming prince didn’t like her, but like her kingdom, let’s say her money or her power if we have to traduce.
2 things. First point, I don’t see any problem in marrying someone (girl or boy) if you truly think you love him (or her) in the second. Just maybe not at 15 years old and not with an insane one. And second point, why does this prince can’t like a TOUGH GIRL ? Moral from frozen : You can’t be a tough girl and be loved, so be more like Snow White or The Sleeping Beauty, in fact she had her prince even if they have spent their life sleeping Ha ha ha (uh uh uh).
The scientific journal Sex Roles (peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer) also published a study that aimed to determine the effects of images propagated by Disney on the conception of femininity. The little girls were asked what to do to be a princess : the answer was mainly to be well dressed and to be saved by a boy. Obviously a study on few girls can not be considered serious, but this result is not very surprising.
In fact, in 2019 we are still waiting for a Disney where the princess is both a tough girl and at the same time happy in love.
Of course I will forget my analysis for 2 hours to visit the castle of cinderella with my daughter.
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