The anonymous teacher doesn’t hold back on any of the early Disney princesses either.
According to the teacher, princess Jasmine's independent streak only gets her in trouble, Cinderella waits around to be saved by a prince, and Sleeping Beauty is saved from her endless slumber by her irresistible attractiveness. Young, female viewers are told that being attractive and locking down a man are the keys to happily ever after.
Though this argument has caused a stir on social media, it’s not actually a new one. Numerous scholars have written about Disney’s stereotypical portrayal of women as emotional, affectionate, nurturing, and above all — hot. Studies show that consuming a steady diet of these homogeneous characters makes girls behave in more stereotypically feminine ways. And that can have negative impacts on their future.
Her fellow teachers however, seem to be enjoying it.
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