Princess

The little girl looks at her who is not allowed to have her own opinions. The little girl learns not to say no. Gets brainwashed in that she should always be happy. Be slim and beautiful. Sweet. Have curves in the right places and not too big a nose. Long and thick shiny hair. Innocent and small and pretty. A people pleaser without her own boundaries or ambitions. Passive and do not resist. The only will she has is that she wants to be saved by Him. Or will and will. It is probably everyone else's will and expectation that is projected on the little girl. Her whole being revolves around the longing to be kissed by Prince Charming. She must yearn, dream and long to be saved. It's the most important thing of all and the only thing she should think about. And only a man and a prince can save her. Make her a worthy woman. A real woman. A happy woman. Consent is not that important. Just kiss her even though she's asleep. That's all she wants. That's her life's task. After the rescue, the story ends. Because she lives happily ever after. He finally saved her. Everything turned out well in the end. Everything is good now. At last.

In this work, I examine Disney movies, specifically the princess movies, and question what one learns both consciously and unconsciously from them. How do they shape children and girls? Do impressions affect even shaping as a young person to grow up? What happens when little girls stare at Disney princess movies and romanticize and glorify the princesses and their life destinies? What do the movies serve us? Are Disney movies trying to tell us unwritten rules, preconceived notions, societal norms, gender norms, desired behaviors, expectations and ideals, hidden messages to us? Do Disney movies want to educate us?