Lets learn from Disney

Oh Disney, don’t we all love Disney films. Yes! They are powerful and emotional, especially considering that they are children’s movies, but there’s no shame in admitting that all of the adults, even those without children, have watched it as well. From the beginning of time female characters such as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and The Beast all represent the female characters as damsels in distress, needing a prince charming to come and rescue them. Even in later movies such as Mulan  or even Tangled we can see the traditional subject matter of females in the end having to find their prince charming. In the long run though Disney has definitely improved their demographics more than any other platforms I would have to say. They have completely broken against the traditional gender roles, as well as the traditional body image. They’ve explored different cultures and ethnicities while also exploring different characteristics to represent these female Disney characters with more independence. We begin to see less of the prince charming ideal and more of finding themselves, or a type of journey. This may have to do with the fact that Disney’s hiring demographics its very open. They hire many people from different cultures and background as well as a good amount of female employers. This creates a great influence in the type of work that they will be producing. I hope to see more companies and jobs develop this ideal in involving more females in their companies and allowing them to create change. Only will we then shift our discussion away from all the negativity the media portrays of females to all of the positivity and encouragement. Begin with yourself, be the change you wish to see.

Articles by : Forth Three Film and American


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