I saw Brave the day it debuted in theaters, and I’m glad that Merida is a different kind of princess–one who can be read as a critique of both the trope that princesses are passive and the trend to tell…
Category: girl power, movies
Tags: arguments, Boston Globe, Brave, Buzz Lightyear, Cars, Disney, Disney Princess, Finding Nemo, Girl Power, Hollywood Reporter, honesty, Lightning McQueen, Merida, motherhood, parenting, Pixar, relationships, teenagers, Toy Story, Woody
When I saw The Hunger Games on its opening weekend, I was really struck by something: Although the sexualization of girls and women is rampant in the media, Katniss Everdeen is not sexualized. Not at all. Take a look at these…
Category: girl power, movies, television
Tags: alias, beauty ideals, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, charmed, dark angel, Girl Power, Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, male gaze, sexualization
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