Stereotyping in two of my favorite Disney movies
For this discussion board post I have chosen to write about two Disney Movies I grew up watching and loved through my childhood. The first Disney movie I chose to write about was Aladdin. In this film the man saves the women of course which in my opinion that is stereotyping that a woman needs a man to save her, and cannot take care of the problem on her own due to her abilities to escape on her own. Only the man can save the day with his strength and smarts. They also stereotyped that Arabian people are thieves, arrogant, and bad people, this would be stereotyping race. In Aladdin Jasmine is also skinny and beautiful which is sending a message to the children that watch it, that you have to be skinny and beautiful in order to receive a man’s attention, rather than smart and caring. If you look at all the Disney princesses, they are all skinny and beautiful.
nFor my second choice I chose the movie Cinderella. In this movie the Prince suddenly falls in love by Cinderella’s beauty which is sending a message to the children that it is what is on the outside that counts. Once again we have to be skinny and beautiful, they are stereotyping that a woman should show her beauty on the outside rather than on the inside. Another example of beauty being the reason a man would want a woman, is the mother always telling her two biological children to look their best and be beautiful to make the handsome prince like them so they can obtain his riches. They also stereotype that a man should be handsome and wealthy in order for all the women to like him, and want to be with him. They stereotype that stepparents are evil, and don’t treat their step kids as they do their own children.
In both of these movies the woman gets saved by a man, which stereotypes that a woman needs a man to save her as well as take care of her. In Cinderella...