“It makes me mad that people criticize Ariel as not fitting in with feminist ideals. Have they ever actually listened to the lyrics in “Part of Your World?” The line, “Bright young women, sick of swimming, ready to stand”, as I interpret it, is a clear feminist statement about not just being happy with the rights (or in this case, ‘fins’) that you’re given; she just wants to be happy, and she’s not happy until she gets legs. The whole story is filled with feminist ideals.”
She also literally gives up her voice for a guy. It’s not black and white, certainly, but she’s not exactly Betty Friedman.
I think most people would be comfortable with the movie if
I mean, it’s the right lesson, absolutely, but having the end prize be a man (in b4 “SHE’S ALWAYS WANTED TO BE HUMAN1!1” - and that’s true, even when she gets her legs and is in a time crunch, she is far more interested in the world than just Eric). But suddenly it’s romance and then SUDDENLY, UNFEMINISM!
People criticize how she made huge risks and mistakes and then gives a half assed apology and ends up getting what she wants in the end without repercussions. Again, in b4 “SHE’S A TEENAGER!1!” - I don’t know why people think that teens cannot be criticized. Even ADULTS fuck up the way teens do when it comes to romance.
What if Disney stayed true to Hans Christian Andersen’s original book? Click the pictures to read the story.
Series: The Little Mermaid
“I hate the scene in The Little Mermaid when Eric is guessing Ariel’s name, and he says “Ariel?” and then “OH THATS KINDA PRETTY” Ever since I was little I would cringe at that scene. It’s so rude. If some dude I was talking to told me my name was ‘kind of’ pretty, I would rage. Thats the only thing I hate about that movie”
At least he didn’t lie, though I understand your anger.
Zombie Princesses by clocktowerman
Ariel was originally designed with blonde hair.
Music of The Little Mermaid [x]