Intersectionality In Chimney Movies

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Intersectionality is defined by social categories, such as race and gender that have interconnected to apply to individuals and groups, causing an overlap, which has consequently created a system of discrimination and disadvantages
Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term in her article ‘Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Anti-racist Politics’ (1889).
Intersectionality can be recognised in many iconic Disney films such as, Cinderella, snow white. Aladdin and little mermaid. All these well-known movies provide societal intersections. This can be addressed through the protagonists and princesses ethnicity of being white, with Disney only recently introducing a black princess, in 2009. The princesses are also
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This is mainly influenced by newspapers and magazines. Recently, the main newspaper that highlights the expectation of the body image is The Daily Star, which took over The Sun’s page three, (which will be covered later in the essay). It is clear their main demographic are males, due to the coverage of topless, or revealing women which feature throughout the newspaper. Upon purchasing the Daily Star the main picture was a celebrity in just her bikini. This relates to Mulvey’s () male gaze therefore attracting a male audience. This not only gives men a reason to abuse the female body image. It also creates a sense of awe for the woman as it create insecurities...When opening up the newspaper the first image you see is of a topless woman with a quote saying “DELICIOUS DANNI” (pg.3). Through the lexicon used it connotes that women are ‘pieces of meat’ therefore dehumanising the woman for a sexual object, for them just to admire. This links in with otherness as it amplifies the male expectation of women’s bodies. Referring back to
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