Female Portrayal in Disney Cartoon Films

2218 WordsFeb 25, 20189 Pages
Most of the world’s youth grow up watching Disney films. As family movies should, these films demonstrate appropriate behavior through the characters in them and can teach semi useful lessons to the children who watch. Of course children don’t always pick up every message that the movies they watch are set to convey, but watching these films as an adult may raise an eyebrow or two. These movies consist of young, naïve, and beautiful princesses doing what it takes to be freed from a bad circumstance and ultimately falling in love along the way. Is it sexist? Sexism is defined as attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles; discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women. In the real world, women have fought a long time for equal rights as men and are still fighting to overcome some disadvantages. Just like children, some adults also might not find anything wrong with the films and see it as harmless entertainment for their kids. Their apathy over the matter can be due to the fact that they genuinely don’t care or just don’t think about it. Although everyone should care to an extent, people who actually might care or think about this subject matter are usually feminists. But even feminists have different ideologies and takes on Disney and whether or not its movies are sexist or not. For many centuries, girls have been raised to live a traditional
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