File Under: Things That Make Me Embarrassed to Be a White Woman



Halle Bailey is to be Disney’s newest princess as Ariel in the upcoming Disney live-action “The Little Mermaid”

“It was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” said (Director Rob) Marshall.

Exactly what Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid needs to be – right?

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(Source: Once upon A Blog)

Cinderella: Stop Blaming the Victim – A Timely Interpretation of Disney’s 1950’s ‘Cinderella’

A thought-provoking video was posted this morning on YouTube and we felt it so important, we decided to do a full post, rather than just retweeting. (Video is embedded below.)

This interesting  – and wonderful – analysis of the iconic 1950’s Cinderella, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. And it might just make you pull out the movie for a re-run too, because, yes, it’s that empowering.

By the way – important to note here, is that it mentions that even the Disney Company itself, now considers the Cinderella animated movie as passive, and not the best role-model for girls, with the title character relying on others to be rescued….

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(Source: Once Upon a Blog)