if u think my constant vocal feminism is annoying imagine how annoying the patriarchy is to me
(or why “Frozen” left me cold)This actually explains a lot. Everyone who’s raved about Frozen should read this.
Interesting look at “Frozen” and some of its themes and how it portrays them.
“I don’t want Frozen to be good enough. I’ve spent more than enough words explaining why I think it spits in the face of what we should be thinking of as feminism, and how, like a schoolyard bully, it ennobles itself by mocking its predecessors. I don’t want to think that, when I perhaps have daughters some day, this is what I will be able to take them to see; still less do I want to think that the older, more progressive features will have been deemed irrelevant in favour of the new, Frozen-style model. I applaud the attempt to broaden the range of multi-faceted female characters in animation; I appreciate the intent of having two women in prominent roles instead of the usual one, but I want to see better. And the more effusive praise we heap on a movie that shouldn’t even be good enough, the less likely it is that better will ever happen.”
Started reading it thinking it would be a “Social justice” allegate (and prepared to rage against it) and then it became a list of all the reasons Frozen is just another average Disney movie and not even better than the previous ones. Actually I enjoyed the defense of the classical ones and very specially the prince as a bonus prize thing. An awesome reading. Enjoyed it very very much!
This is a good look at how I felt about the film, my personal rage about character design, cultural appropriation and whitewashing aside. Definitely an interesting read!