My showerhead is definitely exhausted listening to me sing (or scream) ‘Let it Go’ at the top of my lungs.
Or maybe my mom felt like repeatedly banging her head against the wall when I asked for a Cinderella themed birthday party. AGAIN.
Disney Princesses are a huge part of our society, of popular culture. We’ve all been enchanted, captivated, or just bored by their tales. But as society progresses, our views of a happily ever after morph too.
In this post, we share with you the conflicting views of two people on the nature , evolution and virtues of Disney Princesses.
The (much needed) Evolution of Disney Princesses – By R
“… and then he will carry me away to his castle, where we will live happily ever after.”
– Snow White
This line could very well summarize the plot of various Disney movies, like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and where it is quoted from, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. All these movies are said to be ‘Fairy tales’, and I’m sure at the time they were released (mid 1900’s), they absolutely were fairy tales, because which girl at the time doesn’t want to be victimized, enslaved, but then saved by an extremely handsome prince, married to him a day after their encounter, and spend the rest of their life living in a castle with a man they met twenty four hours ago, you know?
Fairy Tales – By S
Being a feminist, my early teen years were peppered with indignant protests, along the lines of “I’m not a princess! I don’t need a man to rescue me”. I’m sure that this statement comes as no surprise because its common knowledge that princesses are ‘weak’ and tell young girls that ‘a man will solve all their problems’. The fairy tales which once made us want to twirl around the room in a pink ballgown now infuriate us because of their portrayal of women. Well, I’m here to tell you that as my early teenage years slipped by so did this mindset.