oh my god I want to meet Tiana so badly you don’t even know
I feel like tiana would appreciate the practicality of her wearing sneakers
i can’t I CAN’T THIS IS SO PRECIOUS
oh my goodness my heart my HEART
My favorite princess!
*keeping my promise to post cute things.
this is the sweetest thing I’ve seen all day, seriously.
Her hair is even up in a little bun with a tiara! That little girl’s parents are definitely paying attention to the little details. <3
“I am currently writing a research paper on how the media affects the body image of young girls. And as huge of a Disney fan I am, there will be a paragraph on how the princesses bodies are entirely unrealistic”.
THEY’RE CARTOONS, OF COURSE THEY’RE UNREALISTIC.
Young kids don’t necessarily get that though- that’s the problem. Especially since most of the male characters and side-characters have variations in their body types and look more… anatomically possible than the leading ladies do.
I had to explain to my 7 year old little sister that, no, people generally didn’t look like Jasmine or Sleeping Beauty when they grow up, so I think this is a pretty valid point, as it helps shape their expectations of what they’ll look like when they’re older - and nobody really thinks to remind them that it’s unrealistic, since it doesn’t immediately occur to them that kids might not always ‘get it’.
These girls aren’t always perfect, obedient, and proper. Sometimes they’re rebellious, outgoing, and independent. But one thing is for sure, they don’t always need to be saved.
I love how there are dresses representing male characters too <3
‘I wish they would make a modern-day fairytale film. I think it would make us all feel the magic a little more.’
oh, hi, Enchanted.
Not like you ever existed, or anything…
for more on native appropriation: http://mycultureisnotatrend.tumblr.com/
Yeah, that’s right! We definitely shouldn’t dress as Native Americans because that’s appropriation and that would be bad!
Now, on the subject of Halloween, what do you think I should dress up as this year? A geisha? What about a cowboy? Maybe a hillbilly! Yeah, that’d be hilarious! I’ll go as a redneck and get some fake teeth! Or I could go as a guido… those seem pretty in lately.
I wanted to go as a vampire, but I felt really uncomfortable about the cape and fangs. I come from a non-vampire family, so those things don’t belong to me and I wouldn’t want to offend anyone.
I’ll probably just go as a pilgrim.
I love when people are beautiful and compare native americans to things like cowboys and vampires as if they are completely comparable and equivalent groups. Remember that time the vampires went on a trail of tears, as ordered by the president of the United States, and thousands of them died en route? Remember that time when cowboys were consistently portrayed by the white majority culture as “savages,” “ignorant heathens,” “magical indians,” etc etc stereotypes for hundreds of years (still ongoing)? And that time cowboy children were taken out of their homes and forced into schools where they were forced to convert to Christianity, and not allowed to practice their native religions or languages, and many of them died, and how this is fairly recent US history? Also I always was really interested in vampire history, and how vampires have continued to keep up their culture in spite of outside oppression, and yet these same oppressors now claim they have a “right” to appropriate vampire religion and culture and anyone that objects is just too sensitive.
Yeah I don’t remember those times either. Great comparisons though!
(MAYBE I MISSED SOME CUE THOUGH and you were actually being sarcastic here?)
I’m not arguing about Native Americans and cultural appropriation- because everything you just said was very valid, but, in relation to the image:
why do children want to dress up as Pocahontas?
because she is a fucking Disney princess. Every single princess has a costume on Disney’s website (save for the obviously more obscure Princesses from less successful films). I wonder if there would be an outcry of some kind if she was the only mainstream, official Princess that was not represented on the website’s costumes.
Maybe this image would be a lot more appropriate if it was a screenshot of Tiger Lily from Peter Pan. I was discussing it with a friend of mine a minute ago and she mentioned that you can’t really dress up as Tiger Lily, as she’s a caricature of the entire stereotype of Native American culture, but Pocahontas was more of a genuine attempt at creating a rounded character. Granted, the culture was dumbed down and rounded at the edges-…
I think that I really just need to learn more about this.
On a similar note, I also wonder if it could also be argued that it is also cultural appropriation for little kids to dress up as Mulan- seriously, look at this-
Mulan costume on the Disney website
Seriously, I don’t get it, but I want to. I’d be really pleased if somebody could explain it to me- I’d be happy to learn.
geez, look at that bosom
last time I checked, she was like, 14
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