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Disney Princesses Vs. Radical Feminism

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Transcript of Disney Princesses Vs. Radical Feminism

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Ariel
Jasmine
Rapunzel
Disneys Intentions
Belle
Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intentions
Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intentions
Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intensions
Disney's Intentions
Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intentions
-Cinderellas happiness depended on men
-After her father died she is forced to live with her step mother
-Her looks are what attracted the prince
-She stayed with her step mother on her own free will
-The prince was attracted to her because she was the only girl not looking for a man
-Cinderella went to the ball to have a break from her life.
Disney Princesses Vs. Radical Feminism
Feminist Critique
Disney's Intentions
2009
Radical Feminist
Think
Radical Feminist Think
Disneys Intensions
Radical Feminist Think

Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intentions
-Snow Whites only quality is beauty
-She cleans the house because she feels it is her "duty"
-This movie portrays women as weak
-Wishes for a prince
-Yes, she was beautiful but so was the queen
-She cleaned the house because she thought orphans kids lived there
-She may not be a strong female character, but she is modest.
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Tiana
Radical Feminist Think
Disney's Intensions
-No character besides her 3 gifts given to her by the fairies
- The fairies did not give her "useful gifts"
-She was an object that they were fighting over
-She had the gifts given to her by the fairies but had more personality than that.
-Did not know anything was wrong so she couldn't protect herself
-Can only be saved by a man
-There has to be a happy ending
-Ariel gave up her voice for a random guy
- Ariel looks for happiness in the prince
-The prince falls in love with the Ariel because of her body/ beauty
-She manipulates her body to become a part of the human world
-Prince fell in love with her voice when she saved him
-She is looking for happiness in a new place. Not from the prince.
-Belle falls for the Beast because she thinks she can change him (Stolkholm Syndrome)
-Her happiness is found through the Beast
-Belle falls in love with the Beast because she sees the real him.
-She is brave, gave up her life to save her father
- She is smart
-She wants to accomplish her dreams, but give them up to save her father
-Jasmine is Defined for her beauty
-Happiness is only found with Aladdin
-Only Female Character
- Wants to decide her own fate
-She defies marriage that is forced
-Broke out of her comfort zone to have her way
-John Smith falls in love with her because of her beauty
- She defies her father for her love of John Smith
-She stands up for what she believes in
-John Smith Fell in love her ideals and inner beauty
-She dresses like a man to gain respect and to join the army
-all of her victories are won as she is dressed like a man
-Joined Army to save her Father
-Women were not allowed to join the army so she had to dress as a man
-Her greatest victory was won while she was a women
-She is portrayed as a brave strong, intelligent women that goes against her culture to save her father
-Romance Between Tiana and Prince Naveen
Hard working
Brave
Strong female Character
-She cleans her tower daily
-She needs a man to help her find her way to the light show
-She takes care of him on the way to the lights
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