Thursday, 6 November 2008
11:57:20 PM (GMT)
Okay, so today in english we had Disney Day where we talked about how disney movies
were racist and sexist and had subliminal messages.
I have to admit I didn't really belive Mr. Smith (my english teacher) before we went
over all of this stuff today.
First Mr. Smith started reading a passage out of a book (I didn't catch the title of
the book) and it said that when Disneyland first opened that the women who got the
jobs in Disneylan were tall, skinny, blonde hair and blue eyed girls. Crazy right?
The guys were the outdoorsy type and they couldn't have facial hair! That part was
just stupid but it was all so weird!
Then Mr. Smith asked us what movies we could think of that had a lovable mother
I'll give you a second to think.
None, right? If there is a mother figure they die in almost the first scene! (e.g.
Bambi, Finding Nemo)
Then he asked which disney movies had a main character that wasn't white.
The answer? Aladin, Mulan, Pocahontas, Lilo & Stitch.
That's it. (There was one more but I forgot what it was, sorry.)
Can you name a Disney movie with a black person as the main character? No? I didn't
think so. Any black character in a Disney movie is an animal. (e.g. Scar from The
And Disney movies are sexist! Can you think of one Disney movie where the main
character is a girl and doesn't get help from anyone? Where she saves the day all by
herself? NO! You can't!
All the Disney princesses are the same:
Tall, skinny, perfect.
And... They all have Prince Charming Syndrome.
These Disney movies are brainwashing the children all over the world!
It's telling them that if they don't have a man (Prince Charming) to take care of
them then they're just worthless and they can't do ANYTHING by themselves!
Thanks for reading! (And I would also like to thank Mr. Smith and his Disney Day for
pointing all of this out to us!)