While some celebrated the recent Beauty and the Beast remake for featuring a homosexual character (LeFou played by Josh Gad the fact that this was simply a mere allusion rather than a definitive, plot-driving characteristic was deemed a feeble attempt at sexual diversity by lgbtq campaigners. "We can revel in the excitement of a prince that's fighting a dragon but also think, 'Hmm, I wonder why it had to be a man? Here are just a few sexist tropes as identified by Dr Lauren Rosewarne, a social studies expert at the University of Melbourne: women being saved by men women's value being attached to how beautiful they are old women being witches "Fairytales have long been. Recently I read Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book. Of course, one could argue that the evil stepmothers and witches have some agency - but of course, their inner fire is driven by vanity and jealousy rather than any legitimate objective. They had a mixed group of girls and boys, and asked them to write "female" or "male" to a list of job occupations and personality traits. Let kids be kids and have their childhood memories.".
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"The little mermaid in the Hans Christian Andersen version kills herself at the end because she doesn't actually find true love he said. If women want to change the stereotype, then the tales of castles and princesses may need a little tweaking. The men are dashing, brave princes who save their princesses from mortal danger and the women are helpless and in need of saving. Stories like, cinderella and, beauty and the Beast are so ingrained in popular culture that it can be all too easy to overlook the damaging ideologies that they perpetuate via misogynistic characters, degrading plot lines and racial uniformity. But as I've grown older, I've noticed a growing trend of concern about these stories (chiefly, the Disney princesses) and the messages they might send to children, who are at their most impressionable. Do we really want to teach young children that women are weak and vulnerable and only succeed when a man intervenes? And on some level, you're right. According to the teaching materials, gender norms "influence beliefs about how girls and boys should act, speak, dress and express themselves and are often "reinforced through popular television shows and story books". "If children are being told, 'This story is bad, stop enjoying it then that's a problem, there's a genuine reason why parents would be concerned he said.
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Donald Haase, author of Fairytales and Feminism, encourages parent.
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