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Disney’s Guide for Men on How to Get Girls

In Feminism & pop culture, Andi Zeisler goes over both the Male Gaze as well as the female gaze. Whereas the more well known “Male Gaze” discusses the fact that women depicted in the media are usually structured in ways meant for male sexual consumption, there is also a unique way in which men are structured for female construction. While one would argue that women are seen as sexual object, men viewed through the construction of the female gaze are meant to be idolized for their good looks and charm. Take for instance, the cult following of male pop bangs, singing groups, Justin Bieber, even Chris Brown (who women will still die to stand on the same stage with after his public controversy and abuse allegations with Rihanna.) And don’t forget Seventeen Magazine & Cosmo who have consisten panels of “cute boys giving advice” because young teens are supposed to take their advice seriously based solely on the fact that their cute guy - and being a cute guy means their opinion about your life is important.

And the last cherry on the top of this cake is the disney rolemodels. Which I doubt is necessarily a guide for men - because the disney princess series is targeted towards young girls. If anything its a constant reminder to young girls these are the men who you need to spend your life pleasing and impressing boys who are cute. 

Sidenote: People aren’t good people simply because they’re “good looking” or good at acting, or can sing. 

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    I just spent like ten minutes trying to remember the names of The Prince from Snow White and The Beast’s actual name,...
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    I think the Beast’s actual name is Adam…right?
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    As much as I love Disney movies, I must admit that out of these boys, I only know Aladdin and Eric’s names… and I only...
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    Mmm. Just as problematic as the princesses. Fairytales just bother me in general…
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    Seriously. I don’t know any of their names besides Aladdin, and I don’t even know which prince goes with which princess....
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    Wait, which one’s Aladdin?
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    I reblogged the image before, but the commentary on this is really great.
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    Let us not forget that even men are victims of institutionalized sexism and misandry. P.S. (Clockwise from Eric) Prince...