November 11, 2017
What is Disney’s “Cinderella” really about?
Is Cinderella an anti-feminist tale? This is a question that has been asked countless times about the 1950 animated Disney film, as well as virtually every other Disney Princess picture since Snow White, because, unlike their male counterparts, female Disney characters appear to be passive, weak, and unresponsive toward challenges they face, opting instead to wait to be rescued by their Prince Charming.
But this video essay from ScreenPrism argues that critics of the Cinderella may be unwittingly “blaming the victim” for her unmasculine response to familial abuse and neglect.