Why Disney Villains Are Way Better Role Models Than Disney Princesses For Women
This happens to have been the topic of a discussion that my intern and I had shortly after she joined. One of these days, I am going to post Judith (my intern’s) writing on this topic. For now… ENJOY this one 😀 I certainy did 😀
Transitioning into the adult world comes with many harsh realities and shattered illusions. What we once thought as good and sacred, many times ends up being nothing more than a farce. The movies we watched, the songs we loved, the views we held of our parents — all take on a new identity, a new meaning when seen with mature minds. One of those shattering illusions that came with age was the emptiness of our favorite Disney movies, the hypocrisy of the tales we grew up on.
As young children, we were raised on the tales of our favorite Disney heroines. We spent hours watching the pale-faced beauties sing their way to happily ever after. Belle was beautiful, Ariel had a singing voice that would definitely land her a spot on “American Idol” (not to mention a sexy seashell bra), and Aurora was a blonde bombshell.
They were the most…
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