The Changing Representation of Women in Disney
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Is it OK to be a Disney princess? - Wicked Local Roslindale

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Is it OK to be a Disney princess?
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What does it mean to be a princess today? For kids, it likely means following in the footsteps of Disney's princesses.
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Disney Princesses in chronological order http://t.co/tIQir4X6k5
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...minus Mulan and Pocahontas

 

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Disney Princesses As Superheros

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These Disney princesses are re-imagined and ready to kick some butt! (Disney princesses re-imagined as superheros! Belle is Hermione!
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Another rendering of Disney princesses as superheroes--this time, as pop culture icons.

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More than just pink to marketing princesses - Irish Times

More than just pink to marketing princesses - Irish Times | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) More than just pink to marketing princesses Irish Times Frozen 's two heroic, self-sacrificing sisters, Anna and Elsa, will eventually become princesses number 12 and 13 in the “official” line-up of Disney Princess dolls that...
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"Frozen" merchandise is not just being marketed to young girls, as this article demonstrates.

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Interesting how artists are creating new visions of the typical "passive" Disney princess.

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Tweet from @ItsQueenElsa

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What Frozen taught me http://t.co/9rqAoFnTup
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A few of the lessons that "Frozen" teaches, especially for young girls (as described by a Twitter user)

 

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Link to a scholarly article that examines how the representation of Disney princesses affects young girls

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Frozen's Elsa Exposes What's Wrong With Disney Princesses in This Fantastic ... - PolicyMic

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A Gay Dad Takes on the Frozen-Hating Mormon Grandmother

A Gay Dad Takes on the Frozen-Hating Mormon Grandmother | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
For me, I found her reaction disturbing and worthy of discussion. She is a grandmother. I am a dad. She took her kids to see Frozen. I took mine. Let's rumble....
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An interesting letter from a gay man about the possible LGBTQ themes in "Frozen," but one that does not take the extreme route (ie. "this is all it's really about").

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And the Most Popular Disney Princess Is… - TIME

And the Most Popular Disney Princess Is… - TIME | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
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In the wonderful (capitalist) world of Disney, the best way to determine a princess' popularity is by measuring how much money she makes.
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Does Disney really ban God from its movies?

Does Disney really ban God from its movies? | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
Reports came out a couple of weeks ago about Disney banning God from its movies. But is this the whole truth?
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While not specifically about Disney princesses, an interesting read about Disney and conservative/liberal "agendas" in its films.

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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology - NPR

Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology - NPR | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
NPR Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology NPR If you have young children, you may know by heart the songs from the Disney animated musical Frozen, including its massively ubiquitous "Let It Go." The songwriting team behind...
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An interview with "Frozen's" songwriters about writing a different kind of princess movie

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Anika Noni Rose on Being the First Black Disney Princess, Segregated ... - Vanity Fair

Anika Noni Rose on Being the First Black Disney Princess, Segregated ... - Vanity Fair | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
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It only took Disney 72 years to get out of its Snow White comfort zone and make the belated decision to animate a black princess.
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Some interesting stories from the actress who voiced Tiana, the first black Disney princess.

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Link to scholarly article that examines the stereotypes at play in the movie "Pocahontas"

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SNL's take on Disney Princesses and the stereotypes that come with them. While it is a bit ridiculous, it does bring to light some of the issues that plague women today.

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How Disney Princesses Went From Passive Damsels to Active Heroes

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With the upcoming release of Disney's 'Frozen', is the damsel-in-distress finally a thing of the past?
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This article details the history of the Disney princess rather well, describing the feminist issues that come to hand, as well as how progressive Disney has become over time.

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Tweet from @JonnyGeller

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Good luck to director Jennifer Lee for Frozen at Oscars. The company wasn't always supportive to its female staff http://t.co/SZRHzhGLmo
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Demonstration of the times that "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was created in; obviously would play a role in the depiction of the characters.

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Teen pushes for plus-sized Disney princess - Orlando Sentinel

Teen pushes for plus-sized Disney princess - Orlando Sentinel | The Changing Representation of Women in Disney | Scoop.it
Teen pushes for plus-sized Disney princess
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A petition started by a Virginia teen that urges Disney to make an animated movie featuring a "plus-sized princess" is rapidly gaining support.
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