So I was trying to find a source for something someone said about Elisa Maza from Gargoyles, and stumbled across this:
i just can't even
Look I know Disney has its problems and that the princesses are not always as feminist as one could wish, but way to both be factually inaccurate and dismiss any positive messages, dude!
The one that makes me rage the most is Belle. I mean what in the fucking hell! Belle is a fucking badass nerd, she fights off wolves with sticks and teaches Beast how to read and tempers him because she simply does not put up with his bullshit, and all she does is use her sexuality? Fuck, her sexuality is her only asset? Where the hell do you even get that. DO YOU EVEN WATCH THIS MOVIE. Belle is probably the least sexual woman in the movie, she's too oblivious to social norms to rely on her boobs and prettiness to bend things in her favor. ADFDKJHSADJFH *RAGES*
The others are pretty bad, too, though! Like Belle, both Ariel and Jasmine want to find adventure and love, and both of them do, through defying social expectations and rebelling against their fathers. Again, "beauty" is the "only" asset Snow White has, despite being a loving, caring, and kind woman who brings some joy and order into the lives of others. Aurora's prince apparently "owns" her??? >:\
I... don't actually have anything to say about the Cinderella one, but that is because I haven't seen it since I was like seven.
I just. UGH.
AIMfriend: Cinderella was a hard worker
AIMfriend: She kept that house clean
AIMfriend: and did all the chores
AIMfriend: and waited on her family hand and fucking foot
AIMfriend: That girl wasn't just pretty
AIMfriend: She knew how to do shit
AIMfriend: She took care of EVERYTHING
Me: BUT GOD FORBID A DUDE FIND HER BEAUTIFUL AND LIKE HER
AIMfriend: And rose about the nastiness and jealousy of her family
Me: AND GOD FORBID THIS MAKE HER HAPPY
AIMfriend: They tried to put her down and they COULDN'T
AIMfriend: WHAT IS THIS EVEN
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