Moana: A Feminist Disney Princess

  The most recent Disney princess movies have caused feminists to rejoice as Disney is finally moving in a more progressive direction. The newer princesses, Merida from Brave, Anna and Elsa from Frozen and Moana, highlight just how reflective Disney is of modern...

Belle: Why “Funny” Girls Go Far

I didn’t have many friends growing up. I went to a small school in Connecticut where if one person didn’t like you, the other 30 kids didn’t either: they either ignored my existence entirely or picked on me for...

Belle: Role Model and Heroine

The character of Belle from the 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast was, throughout my childhood and even today, one of my all-time favourite heroines. Disney Princesses tend to get a bad reputation, as many of the storylines can be seen as anti-feminist, where a...

Mulan: Great role model for girls!

“Dishonour on your whole family! Dishonour on you! Dishonour on your cow!” Not only does Eddie Murphy’s performance as Mushu the dragon make Mulan one of the funniest Disney films, I also believe it provides young girls with a positive female role model which...

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