7 PROBLEMATIC LESSONS DISNEY MOVIES TEACH BOYS ABOUT MASCULINITY
Don’t agree with lots of this. 1. Kuzco is shown to be a good man at the end and still unmarried, so I don’t know how his selfishness is at all related to being without a woman. 2. Although we assume they do, very few Disney characters marry on (or off) screen. Snow White/Prince, Aurora/Phillip, Belle/Beast, Mulan/Shang, Esmeralda/Phoebus, Kuzco, Milo/Kida, Kenai etc etc. Most Disney characters don’t marry during the films and if we assume they do that is our fault not their’s, they don’t show it. 5. Depends on your definition (Eric’s buff?), but Thomas (Pocahontas), Fix-it Felix, Ling, Milo, Taran - non of these characters are good?? 7. Belle only loved Beast when he started being nice to her.
Overweight people are often targets of harmful bullying and “fat shaming,” but do thin people also attract “skinny shaming?” Cristen discusses the spectrum of body shaming, how to stop it and why “real women” don’t have curves.
You might think people envy me because Iâm a size 2 or 4, but being small has its issues
The daily stare-downs, the weekly inquiries from random strangers about my “secret” and the immediate disgust when they find out there is no secret, do take a toll. I’m sorry post-office cashier, I know it’s “not fair” that we were all built differently, but my sole existence is not centred on making heavier women feel bad about themselves.