Hi everyone, Michelle here! This week we have no theme on the blog, so I had a lot of subjects to talk about going through my head. There are so many things to discuss, that I just couldn’t choose! A few days ago I was thinking about Disney Princesses (which I do on a regular basis, but that’s beside the point) and then I was thinking about how I’ve often heard or read that the older Disney Princesses are not good role models. Is that true though?
Now of course the older princesses do not fight like Mulan and Merida. They do not speak their mind like Tiana. In fact, they’re not very three-dimensional at all (Aurora barely appears in her own movie), but does that really mean they’re not good role models?
Let’s take a look at Snow White first. She lost her mother at a young age, her father remarries the Evil Queen (with emphasis on evil), then loses her father as well, is treated as a slave in her own castle and is then taken to the woods to be killed. Yet Snow White remains kind, even to strangers who she could be suspicious of after all she’s been through
Cinderella is similar to Snow: lost her mother, father remarried an awful woman with two horrid daughters, lost her father and then is treated as a slave in her own home. Yet she too remains kind.
Cinderella and Snow White are to me good role models. They may not fight. They may not speak their mind, but they remain kind. They show young children that things will be better. They give hope.
So why do people think these girls are not good role models? That they’re not strong? Because they’re not physically strong? Strong characters do not have to be strong in physics, they have to be strong in character. And after everything these princesses have been through, how can you say they’re not strong? They kept on living, with a smile on their face.
Kindness is not weakness, kindness is strength.
Do you agree with me? And who is your favourite Disney Princess? Mine is Belle, but I love them all!