Examples Of Sexism In The Movie Cinderella

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The Not So Happily Ever After Essay Sexism is defined as prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women on the basis of sex. People tend to not see this issue as a big problem only because most people were raised to believe that this is a man’s world and there is no changing that idea. In fact, more women tend to receive more degrees than men. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. In 2014, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent (IWPR). Therefore, Princess movies have a habit of displaying sexism that affects our thinking on how women are stereotypically perceived. This sends the wrong message to young girls who look up…show more content…
An example of that is in the movie Cinderella, the night of the ball when her fairy godmother sees what Cinderella is wearing and insists she change into something more appealing. Cinderella should not have to change if she did not want to because if the prince really loved her, he would not care about what she wore that night. The problem with this change that Cinderella makes is not only does she change to impress a guy but she also gives this idea to young girls to do what they have too in order to look pretty. This example of Cinderella having to change, also shows that she changes so she could be more appealing to her prince charming shows the idea of sexism. It shows this idea by showing discrimination against a poor woman who probably didn’t have enough to buy a dress for herself, as her two stepsisters do. And as said before she shouldn’t have to change her appearance and become someone she’s not just so someone could like or even look at her the way Prince Charming does. Its harmful in the long run to the audience because many girls might not have nice cloths due to economic situations but that should not lower their self- esteem or self-
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