Beauty and the Beast and Tiger’s Bride: What Do They Have In Common

Is the real beast the patriarchy? From a story where beauty becomes a beast, underlying issues of femininity, identity, and society are questioned, years before Disney upheld traditional notions of a female’s role through their portrayal of Beauty and the Beast. The Tiger’s Bride by Angela Carter is a feminist revision of the traditional fairytale, … Read more

A look at the customary roles of gender as depicted in the movies Beauty and the Beast, Mr Mom and The Little Mermaid, and Mulan

Traditional Gender Roles and the Media Traditionally, girls must be gentle and submissive while boys can rough house and have the freedom the opposite gender is denied. This idea of gender roles is birthed from the static expectations of old societal views. Although the media is shying away from this nowadays, many films do not … Read more