So how come it’s perfectly acceptable for men to straight up hate all women because of one “”“"crazy”“”“ ex girlfriend but it’s not okay for women to be even a little wary of men because she was abused repeatedly by them
NOT a Disney Girl: strong female characters who are not Disney’s
Here are just a few strong, badass, and generally awesome female animated characters who are NOT from the House of Mouse:
Anastasia/Anya from Anastasia
She’s street-wise, sassy, and smart, as well as beautiful in both hand-me-downs and dresses. She broke the idea that “princesses can’t be tough” before Merida even got a shot. What more could you ask for?
Kayley from Quest for Camelot
She rides a horse, uses a sword, and goes on a quest to save Camelot. She becomes the first lady-knight, and she was sporting the tunic/leggings combo before it was a thing.
Tzipporah from The Prince of Egypt
This movie is full of strong women, but Tzipporah was always my favorite. She’s sexy, strong, clever, and doesn’t put up with anybody’s sh*t. Don’t believe me? Go watch it again.
Chel from The Road to El Dorado.
She uses all her assets to get what she wants. Shady, sexy, and smart–she can hold her own in a scam. Far from the goody-good-doing princesses of Disney.
Akima from Titan A.E.
Steampunk, kick-ass, beautiful pilot who stole my heart when the “Steampunk” genre was still in its infancy. Also, she’s Asian and she has purple hair. I wanted that hair, guys… I wanted it so bad.
I’m glad Disney is choosing to portray more empowered female characters–but they’re not pioneering this movement. Notice that these movies are mostly from the 90′s and 00′s.
I did it, I made it through my final week of work. Moving on Sunday to a bigger city and a new job to the south, but still technically within northern Japan. I’m very happy to be a little closer to Tokyo now.