Gender Stereotypes In The Film Aladdin

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Gender stereotypes are unrealistic, so why is it still pressured upon people to comply with them? The stereotype that women are expected to have a hourglass figure illustrates the illogical idea that women are only good for their bodies and not for the skills that they have developed. This stereotype still exists because companies chose to model slimmer women for their company’s products because they believe that their clothes look better on them than larger women. This concept has led to millions of women concerned about their looks than their health; often leading to disorders and even death. Although the public is advertising the stereotype that women should have an hourglass figure, women are born in different shapes and sizes, making it…show more content…
The gender stereotype is demonstrated in the scene where with the help of Aladdin’s monkey, he jumps into a window high off the ground to get away from a group of fiends. When he enters the room, a group of three women was dancing around. They all had a slim waist and dressed lavishly. A few moments later in this scene, he runs into a bigger woman. Her clothes were the complete opposite of the three women’s clothing; it seemed as if it has been just a large piece of fabric cut to make holes for her arms and head. Certainly, some people prefer their significant other to be slim, but people around the world and individually have different perceptions of what beauty is. For instance, Alanna Vagianos explains how different people have different understandings of what it means to be beautiful, “UK online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctors recently created a project called “Perceptions Of Perfection“ that features 18 photoshopped images of the same woman. The company hired designers from countries around the world to photoshop a stock image via Shutterstock to reflect the beauty standards of their specific countries….The designers photoshopped everything from the size of her waistline to shoe and hair color to mold the photo into the ideal body type of that culture” (Vagianos, 1). As can be seen from the evidence, it appears that when summing up the cultural standards, there is a wide range. One person cannot pertain to all of them, so the best option is to stick to being themselves. In addition, it is impossible to categorize all 7 billion people’s perception into one word, especially if it is incorrect (i.e. skinny). Thus, the impossibility of attending to all idealistic physical features of many cultures is proof that there is no such thing as the “perfect” that women try to
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