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lipsredasroses:

Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is strong. She is feminists favorite punching bag, right after Aurora but at least every once in awhile someone will come to Aurora’s defense. Snow (and Cinderella frankly) are seen as what is wrong with the Disney princesses. Snow likes cute animals, cooking, cleaning, and a useless prince. She befriends seven strange men who end up saving her in the end. Dude, the prince just comes and kisses her. She is stereotypically feminine. She doesn’t go fight for her country. She doesn’t prevent a war from breaking out. Girl is nice to every single person she meets, even the woman who tried to kill her. She felt bad that she scared the animals when they found her crying in the woods. She is kind hearted. She wants to help everyone she meets. Her looking out for others is what got her killed.

All of that does not make her weak. Sure, she is a bit naive but she lived a rather sheltered life. The queen had her locked away doing chores all day. When she found out the queen wanted her killed, instead of standing in the field looking at the huntsman, she fucking ran. She ran away to protect herself. She left an abusive home (she lived with the queen in her castle). When she met the dwarfs, she bargained with them so they wouldn’t kick her out. She ran that house. She put the dwarves and animals to work. She was very sweet but she was also the head bitch in charge. Even Grumpy didn’t try to backtalk her.

The fact she needed the dwarfs and animals to save her doesn’t make her weak. Saving yourself is more than just killing the enemy. It is about surviving, which Snow White did. She may not know how to throw a punch, shoot an arrow, or save her country; but that doesn’t make her weak. Not every woman can defeat their demons/enemies on their own. Some of them need help from their friends, which the dwarfs and animals were to Snow, to defeat their enemy and that doesn’t make them weak.

Also, girls who prefer Snow White to Merida are not weak or “too girly.” There is no such thing as being “too girly.” Not all girls are going to relate to Merida and that is okay. Not all girls are going to like Snow White. Some girls like both characters. There is nothing wrong with girls liking the classic Disney princesses. There is nothing wrong with girls preferring the newer princesses. What is a problem is when people try to deem what princesses are “good” or “bad.”

Over the past 2 days this has been reblogged over a thousand times. I’m not sure which blog originally reblogged it but it’s become a very popular post. It seems like every few months this posts resurfaces, which is great. I still stand behind everything I said in the post.

With that being said, I’ve wanted to reblog some of the posts with one of those snarky “you missed the point” images/gifs. This post is only about Walt Disney’s Snow White from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. This post has nothing to do with the original Snow White, who is frankly older than the Grimms character. With that being said, Walt Disney did create her in the 1930s. The 30s did not exactly scream “women’s lib” but that doesn’t mean their aren’t strong female characters in historical literature or films. Snow White is one of the youngest Disney characters since she was only 13/14 in the story. I might cry if I see another “but the movie came out in the 30s, you can’t expect it to be a feminist film” or some nonsense like that. I never said Snow White was a feminist film, I said she was a strong character. Frankly I think Frozen and Brave are as feminist as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs but that is for a different post.

I did read one reblog, that I really wish I reblogged now. The author was saying how Snow White survived an abusive relationship and that makes her strong. The Queen abused Snow White and tried to have her killed on multiple occasions but Snow White survived. Snow White was strong for many reasons, including the fact she survived an abusive situation. It’s a post for another day that 3 of the princesses (Snow, Cinderella, & Rapunzel) all survived abusive relationships.

Long story short, I still stand by what I wrote and say Snow White is a strong character. She may not have saved China or froze her kingdom but she survived an abusive step mother and remained a kind and caring person. I can barely remain nice to a customer who got on my last nerves let alone remain kind, optimistic, and caring when someone is trying to kill me. That is a positive strength of Snow Whites and makes her a good role model.

I like Snow White as a character(feminine does NOT = non-feminist), but I think the Disney film is too heteronormative. The fact that they are a man and woman and that they just SEE each other is really the only basis for them falling in love. I’m pretty sure the prince isn’t called anything besides “prince” in the movie, so he basically has no name. He’s also only in the beginning and end, I think??? This was still enough for it to be ~true love~, though.

To be fair, “Snow White” isn’t really a name. All the characters in the movies have descriptions for names. But that being said, all the romance in Disney films is heteronormative. The majority of the princesses fall in love with their prince after just meeting him. It wasn’t until the 90s that the princesses got to know their prince before they fell in love with them. Ariel just saw Eric and was in love with him. Granted, she did get to know him but she was in love with him when she first laid eyes on him. Also, Beast doesn’t have a name. Glen Keane even said they never thought to give him a real name.

The Prince is only in Snow White in the beginning and the end because the animators had a hard time animating him. He was going to be in the movie more but since they had difficulty animating him, they had to change his role. Phillip was the first prince to have a real role in a princess film. Prince Charming was in the movie less than Snow’s prince.

sschol:

this is from spy kids

thedisneyfeels:

arendellekingdom:

requested by: anonymous

she warned him

xmxyx42:

When will I find you? 💚

maudelynn:

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other" ~ Audrey Hepburn 

May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993

“Here is the thing. You have to be cold to be queen. Anne Boleyn loved with her heart, and ended up getting her head chopped off. But her daughter Elizabeth, bowed to never marry a man. She married a country. Keep your eye on the prize. You cant make people love you but you can make them fear you.” — Blair Waldorf

girlsofthesteps:

Blair and Serena + fighting

"What are she and Serena fighting about now?" "Basically how each one loves the other more than the other loves her."

clarkegirffin:

character meme:

Chuck Bass - two items -> the signature scarf

Blair Waldorf in every episode - 1x01 “Pilot”

claryyherondale:

Gossip Girl Meme

2/10 scenes - 1x07 “Victor/Victrola”

"I act half my age but date twice it."

— (via nymphettesque)