Disney's Sleeping Beauty: The Role Of Feminism In Film

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“Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men. Feminist movements have campaigned and continue to campaign for women's rights, including the right to vote, to hold public office, to work, to earn fair wages or equal pay, to own property, to receive education, to enter contracts, to have equal rights within marriage, and to have maternity leave. Feminists have also worked to promote bodily autonomy and integrity, and to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassments, and domestic violence. Changes in dress and acceptable physical activity have often been part of feminist …show more content…

The characters of the film look exactly like in the Disney's Sleeping Beauty, but they are all alive, not cartoonish. Moreover, some scenes copy the entire cartoon. Only in the new version it turns out that the king may be the greatest villain in the whole kingdom, and a handsome prince is a cute but useless guy. That is why it is better for the girls who are in trouble to rely on themselves. In a word, in comparison with what the “Sleeping Beauty” shows us, the “Maleficent” turns out to be a real feminist manifesto. However, the most important thing is the huge difference between these two versions of the tale, which shows us how much the female icons and fairytale narrative have changed in general since Walt Disney was in charge of the

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