Disney Is Slowly Embracing Feminism and Ethnic Diversity… Now What About Ageism?


The four-year-old and I have been watching our way through the classics of Disney recently. It’s been a joy to sing along with The Bear Necessities and Everybody Wants to be a Cat again but it’s also been interesting to see how progressive the films have become over the years, especially in the Princess Arena.

If you have a preschool child that hasn’t been living halfway up the North Mountain these last few years, then chances are you’ll have a touch of Frozen fatigue. But take a moment to reassess the message of the film – Anna thinks that she needs romance to save her, but actually the strength and love comes from her own heart. Elsa doesn’t even have romance on the agenda. We’re a long way from Snow White and Cinderella, who wimpily…

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