Gender Roles Portrayed in Disney Princess Films

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In Film
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    What Snow White Reveals about women:
    "reflects the general public’s attitude of the time that women should be primarily involved with the home."( Beckstett) What Snow White says about men:
    Woo a beautiful woman and she will instantly fall in love Image source: http://course1.winona.edu/pjohnson/h140/snow_white.htm
  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty
    What Sleeping Beauty reveals about women:
    "[. . . .] helpless women who must simply wait. They lie back, close their eyes, and wait to be saved." What Sleeping Beauty reveals about men:
    Rescue the beautiful girl and she'll fall in love. Men must be tall and handsome. Physicall attributes are everything. Image source: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/how-disney-princess-works3.htm
  • Tangled

    Tangled
    What Tangled reveals about women:
    Women are more independent and know how to control their men."Bad boys" are preferable today. What Tangled reveals about men:
    Men have to actually work to woo women today. Allow her to be in control. Be mysterious. Image source:http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-costumes.html