Stephanie Hanes wrote the article “The Disney Princess Effect” which was published by Christian Science Monitor on October 3, 2011. Hanes argues that Disney Princess images have a negative effect on the way young girls look at unrealistic women. The author wrote this article in response to Disney being at its peak of economic benefits, but the company is overlooking its effect on young girls. This article is divided into five sections. In the introduction, the author opens with Mary Finucane’s daughter’s behavior changed after discovering the Disney princesses.
Stephanie Hanes, in her article Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect, uses a large amount of interesting, and sometimes questionable, sources, constantly brings the reader through an emotional roller coaster ride, and continually changes up what topic she is talking about in order to, ideally, persuade the reader to believe and follow the ideas that she puts forth. The
An article from anonymous author that released at listverse.com on November 12th, 2012, “Top 10 Ways Disney Corrupts Children” claims that Disney has influence children with a bad habit and behavior with many ways. The author said that Disney has give an implied messages to corrupts children such as racial stereotypes, everything is fluffy, satanic imagery, beauty is moral, ugliness is immoral, importance of social status, sexual harassment is acceptable, subliminal messaging, extreme thinness, and historical inaccuracies. Some of author 's opinion i guess that 's true. But the author didn 't apply any support from science or research and that makes some opinions are incorrect. The author explain that Disney always try to make the story of
Especially younger girls who have access to the internet on a daily basis. Many people have female sin their lives that really matter to them. Seeing what hardships they face really makes many think if their lives are better or not. Stephanie Hanes, writer of the article “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect”, really dives into the stereotyping females feel at such a young age.
Keeping this transition in mind, this paper uses semiotic analysis of four popular Disney films, namely, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Mulan (1998) to depict the influence of societies ' changing perceptions of women on the portrayal of Disney princesses. These films taking into account the earliest film and certain popular characters that have represented a shift from being the coy damsel in distress to a woman who plays an active role in determining her own destiny. The portrayal of the Disney princess has changed in accordance with the development of women in society over time (1937 to 2013) from demure and traditional to
Yet, Orenstein claims that they have focused largely on the princess culture and also that these princesses have advanced from being simple storybook characters to now representing a negative influence on a female’s expectations in life. She suggests this idea in her article with the notion that other women, especially mothers, would agree with her opinion. Although, what she fails to acknowledge is that Disney isn't trying to sell messages of the “nice and pretty” girl or the perpetual “happily ever after” ending to young children. Instead, they are only marketing their products to a specific, easily influenced audience. Orenstein places blame on Disney, shaming them for taking advantage of the pre-existing princesses for their own profit.
Emotional appeal is a method using persuasion to receive and emotional response, a good example of this is when Mike Rose’s scores got switched and his parents didn’t know the consequences of the schools’ actions. I feel like the Rose family was put in a very vulnerable situation. “Neither I nor my parents realized what this meant. We had no sense that Business Math, Typing, and English-Level D were dead
In the article, “ Little Girls or Little women? The Disney Princess Effect,” author Stephanie Hanes educates the reader on the increasing sexualization of our younger generation of girls. Her organizational method of the article provides an easy and personal, yet factual explanation for her audience through her use of combining the appeals of ethos, pathos and logos. Hanes applies ethos by referencing different sources and statistics throughout her article, creating a sense of credibility to the reader. She makes it clear right off the bat that she is well informed on what she’s writing about by including an easy-to-read bullet point list of facts.
Comparative Critique The topic of gender equality, culture and environmental effects on girls and young women has brought up the discussion of princess culture - dressing up, waiting for prince charming, the importance of beauty. Both “The Princess Paradox” and “Cinderella and Princess Culture” examine how companies such as Disney are responsible for girls falling into princess culture and influencing them. However, there are distinct parallels between Orenstein and Poniewozik on how they perceive the effects of cinematic influence. Orenstein insinuates that Disney’s princess culture bears a negative impact on the mental health of young girls whereas, Poniewozik disputes that princess culture is a gateway to female empowerment. In the chapter “Cinderella and Princess Culture”, Orenstein, a mother and writer for The New York Times, expresses her concerns about companies marketing princess culture to girls.
Upon research I found an article conversing about the images and the depictions of the genders and race shown in Disney Films, they further discuss that, (Adessa Towbin et al., 2008)"(a) Men primarily use physical means to express their emotions or show no emotions, (b) Men are not in control of their sexuality, (c) Men are naturally strong and heroic, (d) Men have non-domestic jobs, and (e) overweight men have negative chracteristics”. Examples of such traits in the males characters are witnessed in most of the Disney