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having a fairy godmother make her a magical dress and horses and a carriage doesn’t mean she’s not a good role model? her parents died and a vile woman took over her house and made her a slave in her own home. she and her daughters abused her emotionally every day and belittled her, yet she kept her smile on every single day and made friends and tried to get around with what she had.
regarding to the ball, she did above and beyond to get lady tremaine to allow her to go and put up with every dumb request even if it meant she wouldn’t have time to work on her dress so she can at least look decent. so her friends helped her out and completed her mom’s dress but it gets ripped apart and destroyed basically along with every hope she had of having a nice time at least for a night. so she breaks for the first time, after the last thing she had from her mother was destroyed.
so i think she’s actually not only an amazing role model disney has to offer, but she’s one of the best role models among fictional characters in general
I feel the same way about Aurora and Snow White. Both ladies get so much hate but its obvious the hate comes from people who haven’t seen their films in a very long time.
ALL OF THIS, PLEASE.
I keep having this argument with people, and it’s frustrating. You know how amazing that, in 1950, a movie was made that featured a protagonist who was continually abused by her family, who clearly stood up to that family and insisted on her right to be treated as a person? (“It does say EVERY maiden!”) Who realized that she was not supposed to be abused, and who actually accepted the help of the friends who wanted to help her, and got the fuck out of the abusive situation?
When I say or agree with the idea, “Every girl is a princess” - THIS is what I mean.