Feminist Disney
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curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

Activism! #plussizeplease

Oh i WILL be doing this.

I LOVE and support this idea so much.

fatgirlscanrockit:

thisisthinprivilege:

writeswrongs:

satelliteshowers:

fattyforever:

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

Activism! #plussizeplease

Oh i WILL be doing this.

I LOVE and support this idea so much.

I apologize if this has been asked. I did a google search and was unable to locate it. Wasn't the shop owner in Frozen confirmed homosexual? Especially with the camera reference to his "family" in the sauna?
Anonymous

yeah, it came up a lot :) 

he was not, no. Unless I’m missing some big announcement on Disney’s part. Reading him as gay is a willful interpretation.

WHICH I am not against, but acting like a willful interpretation is “confirmed representation” is a big slight to the LGBTQ community. And gives Disney cred they absolutely do not deserve yet.

I won’t link you to everything because there’s a lot but I found everything through "Has this been asked before?" by searching for “gay frozen

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I really recommend actually reading through those before commenting or messaging me.

TL;DR: Disney needs to step up their representation, majority of fandom needs to stop prioritizing celebrating Frozen and Disney to the detriment of the LGBTQ community by misrepresenting what real representation looks like.

to be clear though I definitely agree with that asker that the reason Frozen’s storyline is plucked from all the rest and rather randomly labeled as a/the first "positive portrayal of females accepting their sexuality in Disney" or whatever, over and over, is entirely linked to the fact that she is a white female character and that her sexuality is inherently seen as more “empowering” than that of other characters listed, despite many of the flaws people have pointed out with this portrayal

I would say that of the official and unofficial princesses, Jasmine is the only one who owns and uses her attractiveness mindfully. Elsa may be the first WHITE princess to do this, but that alone sends around loads of signals dealing with existing racial issues (namely that white women are inherently pure in comparison to non-white; mind you the #1 reason Jasmine is disliked is because she's a "bitch" and a "slut".) Wouldn't say the rest are unaware, they just don't use their body in that way.

yes

I agree with the author, though (or at least, agree with what I think they’re implying about race) in that Jasmine’s race and portrayal of sexuality are intrinsically linked. You can’t pull them apart in order to point to it as an instance of simply positive sexuality, because being an Arab WoC and how her sexuality is portrayed feed off one another.

It is undeniably offensive that she was portrayed as a sexy slave considering all the connotations there. I don’t think it is in any way accidental that this happened to a WoC in Disney, and not a white princess like Elsa.

So I think I agree with what you’re saying about purity and how it gets tied to race portrayals, but I think the author basically touches on this in that Jasmine’s portrayal is meant to suggest a sort of impurity. Elsa is by herself with the camera — Jasmine is a slave girl chained up as she moves across the screen in red clothing (a color with symbolism, and an outfit that is forced on her, not chosen). This is not just Jasmine “choosing” — it’s how Disney chose to portray her as well.

It’s also worth pointing out that Jasmine has to use her sexuality to save herself, which ties in to WoC hypersexualization tropes/stereotypes

Does that make sense or no sense ?

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South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes. Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.”

Feminism And Sexuality In “Frozen”

literally-darling:

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By Kristin Urban

I love the movie “Frozen.” When I first heard that it was supposedly the best Disney film since “The Lion King,” I scoffed at the silly idea. As a huge Disney fan, I knew I would at least like the new movie, for one reason or another. Besides, based off of the recent Princess movies Disney has come out with, I figured it would be a good one. But I was completely blown away by the…

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you definitely made some points here I can agree with about the movie. The first few paragraphs about Elsa’s entrance in her new attitude/outfit seem on point.

However, I don’t think I agree with the next few paragraphs about what you think means Frozen is better than other Disney films?

 So when I saw “Frozen,” it was like a breath of some very, very needed fresh air. The fact that Disney has been stepping up to the plate in recent years has been encouraging, but hasn’t been enough. But with “Frozen,” Disney has produced what can actually be called a progressive film, which is something I am proud of.

The line of it being “actually a progressive film” bugs me because it sets up an instant comparison rather than just evaluating the movie in its own right. This movie was actually progressive- unlike princess and the frog? Actually progressive - unlike Mulan? Etc.

With gay themes, two strong female leads and a modern man in the form of Kristoff, Disney has broken free from many faults seen in other films.

this movie did not have gay themes. Fandom readings as gay, yes. Disney actually committing and owning up to anyone being gay or having anything more than generalized allusions to being different, no.

I’m not sure what makes Kristoff a breakaway from other films, either. He’s angsty and likable, I’ll give him that, but what else was that stunningly modern about his portrayal?

I appreciate that you did mention how earlier, “sexy” scenes with Disney princesses, like with Jasmine, were racially tinged, so I can see why that might rate “lower” than Elsa/Anna in your scenario since it’s weighted down by other factors. I could see this (race issues) with Esmeralda as well (not an official princess but a main character), but I’m surprised she didn’t rate a mention at all? Like Elsa, she is “in command” of her body and her self, not ashamed? I guess maybe this was a “princess only” post but it seems like Elsa gets undue cred by excluding her

In fact, before “Frozen,” the only Princess who actually employed her sexual prowess was Princess Jasmine.

Especially considering that the princess line wasn’t created until after Esmeralda was a character — until that point she was still a fairly popular character among young girls and certainly made an impression for many of them

It seems that Pocahontas was not aware of her sexual attractions. Rather, Disney used the physique of Pocahontas to appeal to the male gaze (Smith and viewers), as they have done with many of their female characters.

I also don’t know if I agree that Pocahontas was unaware. I think she just had a quiet confidence that was already cemented before the movie and it wasn’t part of her character development/ she didn’t need to perform to indicate to audience she was “growing up.” I don’t see how Pocahontas’ physique is appealing to the male gaze thru-audience but Elsa’s scene isn’t when it’s like… I would say that is part of it if simply Pocahontas’s body without any performance is

thoughts/disagreements though, readers? I admit Frozen isn’t my favorite, might be biased…

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gunpowderandspark said: This message, word for word, was also sent to caffeinatedfeminist.tumblr.com Spamming feminists…

lmaaaao if you copy/paste that message into Google they’ve sent it to several blogs. Over a period of several days, too, because I got that today.

men’s right’s activists or whomever can you stop proselytizing through anon messages already because it’s not working

I just want you to know that there is an entire subreddit where posters make a game out of figuring out who wrote something. It's called /r/StormfrontorSJW. As you may know, Stormfront is a hateful white supremacist group. The fact that people can cover up a few words and can compare Stormfront statements to SJW statements should tell you something.
Anonymous

I’m not sure I entirely get what you’re saying

I assume you’re saying that "SJW is bad because it can be confused with white supremacy"

which I disagree with… obviously? 

I took a brief look at the site- not a big fan of Reddit- and it doesn’t seem particularly mind-blowing. One of the posts is about North Korea being “a cure” and that people should be starved. Like ??  Most of the posts are like this- this isn’t part of most “SJW” discussions. It tells me that there are fringe people who will say terrible things in any group (assuming that at least some of these were written by “SJW”). 

Am I supposed to feel like this really tells me something about people who advocate for social justice, though? I don’t really make it a habit of promoting viewpoints like “starve everyone” or “segregation was good.” It’s not that there aren’t issues with the way people do things/say things/discuss things in social justice circles but I honestly don’t think “segregation was good” etc is reflective at all of overall community beliefs

Hi I was reading through your Sleeping Beauty review and I noticed you quoted and linked a website titled "A Feminist Critique of Animation". However, when I tried clicking the link, my browser said the page does not exist. I was just wondering if you knew if the url had changed and if I could find that source somewhere else on the internet or if the site was taken down completely. Thanks!
Anonymous

Ahh… no idea? lol

I’ve noticed myself that for some of the earlier posts I’ve made (now a few years old), links don’t always work. I think in most cases it’s because people bought the url but didn’t keep paying for it, so I’m not sure whether the information exists still anywhere. I guess you could Google the website’s name and see if it pops up somewhere else?

About Bibi Blocksberg, I did look up if you've written about it but I couldn't find anything :(
Anonymous

sorry! turns out it was hard to find… I had to take a screenshot or something of a PDF since the study wasn’t copy/paste-able. It’s here

It’s probably not really what you’re looking for in terms of information, but.

newwavefeminism:

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teddythemonster:

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babybutta:

dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

Well I hope you fucking win because this is a win!

This is perfect.

very nice. good luck!

Everything about this is gorgeous

Can someone identify all the characters?

they’re all Disney characters- Esmeralda (top left) Mulan Tiana Pocahontas Jasmine Nani

newwavefeminism:

brownglucose:

teddythemonster:

yarrahs-life:

babybutta:

dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

Well I hope you fucking win because this is a win!

This is perfect.

very nice. good luck!

Everything about this is gorgeous

Can someone identify all the characters?

they’re all Disney characters- Esmeralda (top left) Mulan Tiana Pocahontas Jasmine Nani

Since you've lived in Germany I'm sure you've heard of Bibi Blocksberg right? What do you think of it?
Anonymous

Yes… did you check the “Has this been asked before” button? Could be wrong but I’m pretty sure it would come up

(though that doesn’t really relate to me being in Germany, my kids never had it that I know of haha.)

Isn't the "Daisy men rant" comic a straw feminist thing though? Can't imagine a Donald Duck comic like that ending with anything else than telling Daisy that she's making everything up and that oppression doesn't exist.

(that scene referred to in this ask)

had trouble finding the rest of it, but you can see one thing she references here (earlier in comic)

I can see what you mean, even though she wasn’t labeled a feminist but that general sense of straw man — the above shows Donald hitting her accidentally as he gets into a tv program or something — Daisy’s characterization in general is that of a duck who has tends to lose her temper a little.

I’d agree with you that the point of the original comic wasn’t to point out the trouble with advertising… but it was there, all the same? Like the comment accompanying it from the original repost, "I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago." 

I don’t think the comic in its original setting was supposed to be some feminist manifesto or a critique on advertising, but I don’t have an issue with re-using media of the past and looking at it in a different way? Today we (or at least, those of us who follow feminist-esque studies) see that portrayal in a different way than the original audience might have

do you think that brave or frozen did a better job of portraying strong, female characters, feminist-friendly plot line, etc.?
Anonymous

here is my review of Brave, here is my review of Frozen. Although each movie has “points” assigned it’s more for the purpose of clearly illustrating what each movie has, rather than for the sake of ranking them in a line. You can check them out and decide which one did the better job :)