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“‘The Little Mermaid’ is horribly misogynistic and I refuse to let my daughters watch it.”
I’m sorry but, the confession was right on the money.
It is an absolutely horrible movie for little girls when you look at it with an adult perspective. Ariel sells her voice for the chance to throw herself at a man with terrible consequences if she fails. She has no way of speaking to him so any chance at love with this man relies solely on a purely physical level. She doesn’t think about the consequences to her actions or what she’s doing to her family in the process. The original version of this tale has her die unhappily and the prince falls in love with someone else.
It’s exceptionally misogynistic! I had an English teacher who would go on rants about Disney movies, and his basic message about the Little Mermaid was ‘If you’re pretty enough and shut your mouth, a man who cares nothing about you other than your looks will take you away from your family so you can live out the rest of your miserable life’. And yeah, that’s basically it.
The Little Mermaid isn’t misogynistic in any way shape or form. Where on earth did you get that idea?
The movie has a lot of messages— follow your dreams, be empowered, don’t let your dad stomp on you, don’t sell your soul because it goes wrong.