Hey guys! I just came across this article about the make-over Disney gave Merida from Brave for the next film. It reminded me of Sharon’s case study and I thought some of you might find it interesing!
The creator of Brave, Brenda Chapman, is very unhappy with Disney about this new sexist portrayal of Merida. Here is an interesting quote by Champan, “I think it’s atrocious what they have done to Merida, when little girls say they like it because it’s more sparkly, that’s all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy ‘come hither’ look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It’s horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.”
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Have a great summer everyone!