Sunday, July 27, 2014
lipsredasroses:

lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.
All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.
The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.
Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post.
With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post.
I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.
Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

lipsredasroses:

lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.

All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.

The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.

Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post.

With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post.

I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.

Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

Friday, July 25, 2014

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

God Help the Outcasts - Bette Midler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How ‘bout a girl who’s got a brain
Who always speaks her mind?

(Source: caramelcheese)

Friday, July 18, 2014

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

Circle of Life - The Lion King

Happy 20th anniversary to one of the greatest Disney movies of all time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

God Help The Outcasts - Hunchback of Notre Dame

(via fuckyeahdisneysongs)

Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Tumblr: We see what you're trying to do but we'd really appreciate if you got a little more creative and stopped making your female characters look like they were all based off of Rapunzel.
  • Disney: ...
  • Disney: I came out to have a good time and I'm honestly feeling so attacked right now.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

moosecannoncop:

trying to sing both parts in a disney song like

A WHOLE NEW WORLdon’t you dare close your eyes

A HUNDRED THOUShold your breath it gets better

I’M LIKE A SHOOTING STAR, I’VE COME SO FAR, I CAN’T GO BACK TO WHEREa whole new wooorrlllEVERY TURN A SURPRIwith new horizonEVERY MOMENT GETS BETTER

Saturday, June 21, 2014

arendelle-racer:

ehcouldbecooler:

when people praise Rapunzel and Anna for being Disney’s first “relatable, clumsy, awkward” princesses I can’t help but feel kind of frustrated because

Mulan

YES YES YES BECAUSE NOT ONLY WAS MULAN KICK ASS BUT SHE WAS AKWARD AND CLUMSY AND NEVER ON TIME AND SILLY AND I HATE WHEN PEOPLE PORTRAY MULAN AS THE “SERIOUS MATURE WARRIOR” BECAUSE NO SHE’S A DORK LIKE PUNZIE AND ANNA THANK YOU

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

fuckyeahdisneysongs:

Scales and Arpeggios - The Aristocats

Thursday, April 24, 2014
[gif of a scene from The Emperor’s New Groove.  Animated figures in pink against a black background illustrate Yzma’s narration: “I’ll turn him into a flea.  A harmless little flea.  Then, I’ll put that flea in a box, then I’ll put that box inside of another box, and I’ll mail that box to myself.  And when it arrives–ah ha ha ha!–I’ll smash it with ha hammer!”]
doctorpotterlock:


ladyhistory:


BEST ASSASSINATION PLOT.


I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS GIF

[gif of a scene from The Emperor’s New Groove.  Animated figures in pink against a black background illustrate Yzma’s narration: “I’ll turn him into a flea.  A harmless little flea.  Then, I’ll put that flea in a box, then I’ll put that box inside of another box, and I’ll mail that box to myself.  And when it arrives–ah ha ha ha!–I’ll smash it with ha hammer!”]

doctorpotterlock:

ladyhistory:

BEST ASSASSINATION PLOT.

I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS GIF

(Source: mickey-magical)