I don’t have a problem with Disney. You all know I adore disney, I grew up with disney.
I have a problem with some of the people who have a problem with disney.
Before I continue, only some views that people hold. I am not saying everyone who has a problem with disney is wrong. I am just saying that some people take it too far.
So, the other day we watched a video in English language and it was all about gender roles in the media. They had sections on adverts, Harry Potter and then Disney. The girl who made this video over dramatized quite a lot I think.
First of all she used Snow White as an example. That was definitely a wrong move on her part. For one thing, that film came out in 1937. Secondly, the character Snow White is 14 so she doesn’t know how to be a ‘strong, independent women.’ She also didn’t have a motherly figure to learn from.
The original story from the Grimm brothers surprisingly gave Snow White a typical happy ending in the castle with her prince. The story was published in 1812.
Equality definitely was not even an idea in 1812. Which is depressing.
Disney took this idea, like they did for most of their princess stories, from The Grimm Bothers fairy tales. I personally think people should not go after Disney for controversial films before 2000. Especially ones that are based on fairy tales written decades before.
Another thing about people going after disney about female characters and princes. They are fairy tales. They are not supposed to be realistic. They are supposed to be an escape from the depressing dark hole that is real life. Why do you want your kids to watch realistic things? That’s boring.
I do understand and completely agree that strong female lead characters are very important for little girls and boys in this time. However traditional Princess films will have less than independent female characters because of the time and place of the film.
I feel like people hate on the Princess films too much.
Also why do people only comment on the princesses. Disney Princes are just as unrealistic, they aren’t particularly good influences on little boys. I know I am contradicting myself now but it is true.
Princess Brior Rose (sleeping beauty) is your typical Princess. She is slim, loves animals, dreams of a prince and sings. People are constantly going on about she is setting standards way to high for little girls. She is unrealistic.
Well, what about Gaston?
I don’t think I have ever heard of him as a bad influence for a little boy. When he his stereotypically your ‘macho man’ who loves himself and only wants a bit of arm candy.
So turning this back around to my point.
I think people should lay off the disney princesses.
Well I went off on a bit of a tangent there.
So I am going to end this here now.
I will most definitely carry on this discussion another time.
Feel free to express your opinion but please don’t get angry at each other or me. They are opinions. If you have nothing nice to say, do not say it.
See ya folks.