Of course, Mulan is harmful. Have you seen her with a sword?!
Daily Mail recently released this article entitled Could Disney princesses Harm Your Child? It included research from several prominent universities, including Brigham Young University; Taylor is a BYU alumni, and I, as a former student of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, was interested in what the article had to say. The article suggested that girls who spend regular time watching Disney princess movies and playing with Disney princess merchandise are prone to more female-stereotypical behavior, which becomes a problem when they avoid experiences that aren’t seen as “feminine.” It also points out that the Disney princesses perpetuate skinny culture, indoctrinating toddlers into thinking they need to be skinny.
I can see where the article is coming from, but let me go nerdy and analytical on you, and tell you why I have some problems with this article. Continue reading “Are Disney Princesses Harmful? – A Response”