While procrastinating and avoiding school work, I saw this Ad on the side of my Facebook, and it immediately led me to think back to ladycakes5’s post on “Disney Princesses: Ideal Types”. This Ad encourages people to take a quiz that will help decide which Disney Princess you are, or most identify with. Although I have not taken the quiz myself, I can assume that many of the questions ask you to put yourself in some type of scenario, that will essentially require you to be saved, and in the end find your “prince charming”.
As a result of these quizzes, women, or young girls, are put in a position where they feel as if they have to compare themselves to princesses, or the idea of what it means to be a princess. Princesses (especially majority of Disney’s) are submissive women, who depend on men to save them, and them escape their problems. It has almost become a necessity in our society for women to possess these princess like qualities in order to be considered feminine. We begin early by infiltrating young girls’ lifestyles, with princess merchandise such as movies, dress up clothes, backpacks etc. Young girls are then overcome with this images, and are consequently left to identify and want to be a “princess”.
Why is our society obsessed with princesses?
How do these images of princesses perpetuate the already established stereotypes of women?