disney and misogyny

How the heck are there still people out there trying to say that Amy Adams is a nobody??? Like she’s the definition of unproblematic, she’s been through so much in her life, and now she’s a 5 time academy award nominated actress, who is a part of a huge franchise and is the OG live action princess. Not to mention she was just the lead of one of the smartest alien arrival movies that I’ve ever seen, which made a bucketload of money at the box office, which is massive for a female actress over 40.
Like I get it though, you hate women who don’t punch people in superhero movies, but chill the fuck out.

radfems!

let’s work through some internalized misogyny!

it’s time to do some healing!

who is your favorite Disney princess and why, and also, who is your least favorite and why??

Most favorite: Jasmine, she wore pants, refused to take the easy way and decided to pole vault just like Aladdin, she runs away from home, she has a freaking pet tiger OH AND she wears pants

as a child she was my favorite Disney princess because she was the most tom-boy-ish and independent.

Least favorite: Cinderella. She was always being shoved down my throat and my parents kept buying me Cinderella crap and I just … didn’t connect with her at all. When my parents tried to get me to learn how to do housework, I was learning pretty well until I discovered that my younger brothers weren’t going to be learning how to do chores, because they are male. So I rebelled and I still resent domestic labor because of how hard my parents tried to push that on to me as a woman’s role. Cinderella and Snow White always seemed to lack any real personality to me as a child. I felt like they mindlessly accepted their place as domestic laborers–though Cinderella did desire to have a night off, it’s just it doesn’t seem like she really expresses any plot driving intense desire, she seems to just kinda be doing what she’s told, whether it’s by her step mother or by her fairy god mother. She needs external validation for her feelings of rebellion, unlike Jasmine, who has her own ideas about things and doesn’t need anyone’s approval to go where she wants when she wants.

I guess a part of me dislikes Cinderella because I felt like her, like I was becoming her and I didn’t want to be her.

anonymous asked:

you're a little too geeky for a girl...i think it would be great if you'd spend more money on makeup and other girly stuff :) don't know just one boy's opinion :)

Gosh, I hope it’s not too geeky, but I wrote you a poem:

Noooo ooooooone’s thick like Anon
Such a dick like Anon
Goes ’round spewing misogynist shit like Anon
As a specimen yes he’s exasperating,
Oi, what a fuckboy–
That Anon!

:)

Where are the Disney Channel Original movies like this? It seems like Disney Channel is gong WAY backwards. The Cheetah girls, especially the first one, was all about girl power and making your dreams come true. It was about not depending on guys but on your sisters and not letting anyone equate female to inferiority. Songs like “Girl Power” and “Cinderella” with lyrics like “At times life may get you down but you better hold your frown, can’t nobody live your life but you. Stay true to who you are and always follow your heart.” And, “I can slay my own dragons, I can dream my own dreams, my night in shining armor is me, so I’m gonna set me free!” The song Cinderella is actually the very first thing that made me question the message of all the Disney Princess movies I loved (which is why I moved on to Mulan). Now Disney’s latest original movie was called “Zapped” and it was about an app that could control boys, not kidding. And Disney has one on the way called “How to Build a Better Boy”. Really? Not only are these movies teaching girls that their whole lives should revolve around boys, they’re also full of misandry. Usually in movies with female leads we don’t focus on the depiction of men (or boys as the case may be) but the idea of masculinity they had was rude, dirty, and stupid basically which isn’t fair to guys either, and I imagine that’s the reason why Disney wants to teach pre - adolescents how to build a “better” boy. It’s madness really. Girls need to have aspirations outside of a relationships and popularity and boys need to have depth to be given credit for being capable human beings. Bring back movies like the Cheetah Girls otherwise my kids will never watch Disney ever cause this shit is poison.

Problematics within OUaT:
  • Their disposable (and scant) POC characters.
  • Their many non consensual relationships.
  • They make villains say the “feminist” quotes.
  • They make hero and “partner goals” out of an abusive, misogynist man.
  • They have a villain voice the criticism they receive from their audience.
  • They invalidate said critique by having heroes justify or dismiss it.
  • They make a “healthier” suitor for a wicked villain than they do for their precious Savior— their princess and female lead.
  • They romanticise threatening your partner with suicide.
  • They have parents choose to beheroic” over raising their children.
  • No “outed,” happily ever after LGBTQIAP.
  • They call themselves progressive.

A fairytale — specially one endorsed by Disney — should have a “moral” to their story, but theirs is sending all the wrong messages. The only way this can possibly have a moral is if they finally address it and call ONCE a cautionary tale. This “fairytale” is even labeled a family show. It shouldn’t be.

It makes me so happy that people are thanking me for that quick redesign of Honey Lemon. Unfortunately, I have seen people reblogging it for being “cute fanart” and do not realise I made this for important reasons. Them not realising  is proven by unironically reblogging THIS PIECE OF IGNORANT LAMMILY NONSENSE!

The issue of re-using a 3D model and the lack of racial representation are tied. The (white) Rapunzel becomes some sort of “basic disney female” which establishes white normativity. It’s not only racist (white normativity + white washing), it’s misogynystic to be careless and lazy about female designs. Plus making the white girl pink and the Asian girl yellow is not-so-unintentional power rangers problematic.

I do not understand the white feminist who are only there for fellow white women aren’t upset about it, because they themselves do not all look like Rapunzel and are told they can’t be a hero if they do not? From what I could tell, Lemon orginally looked a bit older than a Teen Titan, so that is an issue too?