Is happily ever after so happy?

Posted: July 8, 2009 in Random
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disney

So… I was in the forums on allkpop and found these pictures that were taken by a mother (I think?) who noticed her daughter getting into Disney princesses and wondered what problems those women might face today.

I can totally relate to this princess thing, considering I remember wanting to be Princess Jasmine myself… but I remember a couple weeks ago, my niece was literally screaming her head off because we took her out of this poofy, pink dress because she had to put on pajamas and all she kept screaming was, “I WANNA BE A PRETTY PRINCESS!!! I WANNA BE A PRETTY PRINCESS!!”

Here is what the mother said about these pictures:

“The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney’s Fairy tales. As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them. The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.

As a young girl, growing up abroad, I was not exposed to Fairy tales. These new discoveries lead to my fascination with the origins of Fairy tales. I explored the original brothers Grimm’s stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.”

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Comments
  1. sterraaa says:

    jasmine is hot. rapunzel ㅠ_ㅠ nooo ㅠ_ㅠ

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