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Thinking About Disney & Masculinity

2009 March 14
by Kalyn Schofield

I know most people have grown up with Disney. I also know a lot of people now know they suffer from huge complaints regarding streotypes, racisim and other hidden content thrown into their movies. When looking specifically at the role of masculinity within Disney I found a brief, yet interesting, youtube video that touched on this.

After watching the video it got me thinking. Through ‘google’ I stumbled upon the website This website in Auguest 05, 2008 made a blog topic on the same exact video and by now they have various responses by many people who have watched the same video.

2 Responses
  1. Marwa permalink
    March 16, 2009

    That was a really interesting video – and a lot different arguments in the feministing blog. I was thinking about Mulan. There are songs like “I’ll make a man out of you” which are very stereotypical. But then again the overall idea of Mulan is against the stereotypes – it shows that women can fight too and can be great warriors. 🙂

  2. Shikha permalink
    March 16, 2009

    The video is interesting and I do agree with the ideas in it. However, it did strike me that Gaston is not supposed to be a likeable character in Beauty and the Beast. He’s arrogant, offensive, violent – he’s the villain. He isn’t supposed to be looked up to. Also, I wouldn’t exactly call Aladdin buff, yet he is the good guy. I’m not denying that stereotypes don’t exist in Disney, but I would have liked it if the video had said something about the nature of the characters in relation to their physical stereotypes.

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