Emily Mayo

Emily Mayo

  • Emily Mayo
    Published about a month ago
    I’m Gonna Go on a Quick Rant on Feminism/Femininity and Disney Here

    I’m Gonna Go on a Quick Rant on Feminism/Femininity and Disney Here

    It just riles me up when people seem to get the idea that femininity means a lack of feminism, like when people take a look at the girl in the pants and the girl in the ballgown and says the one in pants is more feminist and empowering than the one in the dress. The whole point of one of the many aspects of feminism is that as women, we have the right to choose to be and wear whatever we want. A woman in a dress is just as feminist as a woman in a burqa, and they’re both just as feminist as a woman in a suit or a woman in a bikini. And beyond clothing, a woman who’s married and in love is just as feminist as a woman who’s single. Here’s where Disney comes in: No one princess is a better more feminist role model than another. It’s important to have more than one type of role model yes, but just because one girl likes to fight and another girl likes to sew, it doesn’t mean that one is a better role model. All the princesses and other Disney ladies have good values to teach us and our kids in different ways, and I’m gonna go through them with you. Oh, and just for good measure, I always include trans women in my feminism, so terfs, this post isn’t for you.