Just because it isnt for English class doesnt meant it has to be vapid
January 17, 2013 8:17 PM   Subscribe

Please direct me to some short to medium-short essays on feminism, specifically in regards to femininity. Bonus points if it makes explicit references to mainstream media. Double bonus points if it's Disney princesses. Double plus bonus point if it's sleeping beauty.

Ideally the text could fit nicely on a single page of a magazine. And the "good-ness" of the article isn't of utmost importance. The purpose of it is actually as a skeleton to work from in page layout design. (I know. All of my questions are about art school.)
posted by FirstMateKate to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
One Dad's Ill-Fated Battle Against the Princesses, from The Atlantic.
posted by mochapickle at 8:24 PM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Um, I don't know about all the text fitting on a single page, but some of the stuff over at http://feministdisney.tumblr.com/ is surely relevant.
posted by WidgetAlley at 8:30 PM on January 17, 2013

Best answer: "Pride and Possession" Magic Flowers, Hair, and Women (and the Kidnappers Who “Love” Them)

is a pretty great article on Tangled and Beauty and the Beast.

(Total transparency: This is a blogpost on a site I also blog for, but this isn't a thing I wrote. I just think it's a pretty great analysis of abuse).
posted by spunweb at 8:45 PM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Not sure if this would fit on one page, but this was published the other day: http://jezebel.com/5976403/is-a-disney+free-daughter-really-a-more-empowered-one
posted by littlegreen at 8:46 PM on January 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Hathor Legacy is a great resource for short pieces on feminism and media.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:16 PM on January 17, 2013

Response by poster: Thank you everyone! These were all great. Ideally the article wouldn't be about Disney, but with just references, and more about femininity as a whole.
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:34 AM on January 18, 2013

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