Feminism & Disney Princesses

http://jezebel.com/5976403/is-a-disney+free-daughter-really-a-more-empowered-one

As a feminist who, as a girl, (alright AND as an adult) loves all things Disney princess, I try and stay informed on the debate about how we think Disney affects the gendering process in girls. There was a great article on feministing or perhaps Slant a couple years back about how a transgender F to M was incredibly comforted by Ariel’s narrative in The Little Mermaid. There is always a lot of tension with that film, especially surrounding the song, “Kiss the girl.” Oh, yeah, and that little fact that she gives up her voice for a man.

This Jez article doesn’t add anything particularly mind-shattering to the debate, in my opinion. But, it’s a good quick read if you are interested.

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