Gender Roles In Disney Movies

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Disney has been around for centuries with hundreds of movies that most people grew up watching or hearing about. Even in 2015, movies from the 1900’s are still being watched and even remade with today’s technology. Similar to most books or movies, even Disney movies have an underlying message, some of which are a lot deeper or much different than what we may think. Majority of these messages in Disney movies are directly affected by gender and their role. A specific Disney movie that has hidden gender messages that are directed toward women is The Little Mermaid, which shows women have to give up everything they love to get a man to fall in love with them, women are domestic and always likely to marry, and women who don’t appear as princesses are ugly, unpleasant, and unmarried.…show more content…
She falls in love with a man who lives fully on land and does whatever it takes to get him to fall in love with her. She gives up her only talent, which is her voice to sing, leaves her family, and drastically changes her body to be able to live “happily ever after” with him by switching her beautiful tail to legs. When you peer into the movie’s real and deeper message, similar to most Disney movies you’d initially think that it’s all about finding your true love and falling for them. In reality this movie is really saying that women in order for women to be able to love a man or for a man to love them, you have to give up all of the things you love to make them happy. Some people may feel like that’s okay, but others can see that as minimizing women. In the movie the real message that some people can see isn’t about falling in love but showing how women instead of men have to give up their all. Women are shown as needing to sacrifice what they love most to be with their man and make them

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