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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 21, 2009 at 10:58 am
    Link: What`s Disney Teaching Girls About Life? - Not a very great message to the young ladies, eh Walt?
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    LadyIsis Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:10 am
    I can agree with all of those except for Belle
    She saves the prince just by being nice to him.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:11 am
    hah, sad but true when you think about it.
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:16 am
    wow. i never thought about it like this
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:18 am
    Well, most of the themes and stories are taken from much older fairy tales, and hot chicks, or the pursuit thereof, are pretty much responsible for every event in human history so the fact that beauty is a central theme to so many stories isn`t very surprising.
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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:20 am
    moral: if you are pretty, you become a princess. if you are ugly, better practice your witch`s cackle.
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    elphienotfae Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:21 am
    @Lady Isis

    She saves the beast by kissing him. "True love`s kiss" to be precise.

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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:28 am
    Well Disney didn`t write most if not any of these stories they remade them. Belle is still my fav :)
  9. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2068 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 11:33 am
    So I guess it is true; feminism was established by unattractive women.
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    waffle247 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:39 am
    I dunno, it makes guys out to be pretty shallow.... must be true then :)
  11. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:41 am
    what about Esmeralda? She kicks ass
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    waffle247 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:44 am
    Esmerelda? You mean the french chick that shagged a hunchback?

    JUST KIDDING! (before you go flame war on me!)

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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:44 am
    Disney did take these stories from old fairy tales. But, Disney changed the stories to give us these useless, feel-good endings.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Disney sucks. Seriously, the moment they got their hands on these princess stories they turned them into boring shallow idealistic fairytales which would only be considered entertaining 50 years ago when we were all stupid. I don`t care how classic they are, I hate Disney princesses.

    Oh, and in the original Sleeping Beauty, her father raped her to wake her up.

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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:48 am
    I can argue the other side of all six of these princesses...

    Snow White learned how to remain positive in the face of adversity. She was abused but never let it break her, and shone through with her inner strength.

    Aurora, due to her circumstances, learned to be self sufficient and a friend of the earth, rather than a spoiled princess who had everything looked after for her.

    Jasmine was opinionated and independent, making sure that the "laws" were changed because they were no longer relevant. She CHOSE who she wanted to marry, rather than go by traditional requirements.

    Ariel put away her father`s prejudices, and convinced him to do the same, while never letting go of her dreams and the determination to realise them.

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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Belle looked beyond the superficial and had enough brains to say no when she was faced with pressures from her peers.

    Cinderella was not only a hard worker who also stayed positive no matter what her abusers put her through, but also had the determination to make sure that the truth always came out, despite those around her trying to keep her silent.

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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:53 am
    And elphie, actually the way Belle "Saves" the Beast is when she whispers "I love you" to him as he is dying. It has nothing to do with a kiss, and from what I can remember, there is only ever one that is seen in the entire movie, and only after the spell is broken and the entire castle is celebrating.
  18. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    Is there some sort of problem with this?
  19. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Feminists can make everything miserable. Thanks bull dikes!
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    iluvrevenge Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    The original fairy tails were written a long time ago...times in which women werent nessacarily respected. So who gives a dead mooses last sh*t?
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    7 points raccoon, feminists zilch.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    I think it`s a great message - be a nice, beautiful, loving woman, and maybe a big strong man will save you from everything. Though I don`t think it applies as much to Belle, who did the saving herself. The others are much more victims that are saved by the prince.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    notice how they left mulan out.
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    yea, when has anyone heard of an ugly girl getting the prince in the end. Thats how they brainwash kids to think only of the outside, not the inside (but the outside is important too).
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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Come on, kids. Disney`s generally for little girls who don`t understand anything that`s not superficial... stop thinking so much into it.
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    SabreTigre Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    Jesus, raccoon, take a chill pill. I`m a chick and I found this amusing.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    "notice how they left mulan out."

    valid point, but is not like mulan is the one that little girls idolize. Just think about halloween, what was the ration of Cinderella costumes to Mulan Costumes?

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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    I wonder what Alice from Alice in Wonderland teaches young girls...
  29. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    History is sexist. Shut up now.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    would disney hentai take off?
  31. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    @jinxiejae, they also left out pocahauntus
  32. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    "I wonder what Alice from Alice in Wonderland teaches young girls..."
    Don`t be to curious and, do drugs...
  33. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    I loved Mulan.
  34. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    November 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Their mouths are all pretty much identical, and their noses are all the same distance from their mouths. OMG, disney is somehow using their drawing techniques to make us conform to mouth and nose distance standards set by Disney!
    hmmm... I don`t think I`m doin this right. Someone help me out.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    Oh well I still love the old disney movies. The little mermaid was one of my favorites growing up. Pocahontas, Mulan, and Esmerelda are probably my favorite "anti-princess" characters but i still love the others.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    Bell was smart as hell, not just pretty.
    That`s why she saw past the Beast`s physical
    appearance. Her tolerance was what allowed her
    to become a princess and therefore have a better
    lifestyle, not her beauty. She even rejects
    Gaston, the physical best of the town. So HAH,
    person who wrote this.
  37. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    Mulan was a ass-kickin` warrior, take that!
  38. Profile photo of tails-tails
    tails-tails Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    LOLOLOL
  39. Profile photo of Beaverfever
    Beaverfever Male 18-29
    153 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Ariel was hot, I`d do her
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    MetalLinx Female 13-17
    257 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    lol some person with no life prolly did this out of boredem to attempt at proving the girls only got it out of beauty or that they are mean persons
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    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    belle is easily the hottest one
  42. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    I only princess I really liked was Belle. I really felt connected to her not only because she had brown hair and eyes like me, but because she was misunderstood and was smart like me.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    I thought it was Belle`s kind heart that saved Beast... who, by the way, was being punished because he only noticed outward appearances.
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    CallofKtulu Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    I honestly think the three most recent ones actually have much better justification than this gives, probably because Disney realized that it was kinda demeaning. And only at the cost of destroying the plots and morals of classic fairy tales!
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    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
    262 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    Wow.....somebody`s pissed of about not being a Disney princess!
  46. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    That`s all total crap. Granted, some of the Disney princesses did nothing much but bumble around like idiots, somehow managing to get poisoned, and then being saved by the kiss of a prince . However, I think that the trait that Disney princesses encourage in little girls is kindness, above all.
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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
    471 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    but...but belle is awesome! :`(

    I connected with her because she was a bookworm, like I was, had brown hair, and spoke french, and had brown hair (but I have green eyes...why arent there any green-eyes princesses? )

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    Anyone remember the song the chef was singing in the Little Mermaid?

    Yeahhh made for kids my ass. That`s gruesome. o_O;

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    AcidicLemons Female 18-29
    230 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    OHDAMN. I still like Disney, though. :|
  50. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    haha nidonemo. i remember thinking the same thing when i`d watch the little mermaid! and that was when i was pretty young.. XD
    and also, haven`t we all figured out that Disney is totally not child friendly?
    all the subliminal sex messages, alice in wonderland has a lot of drugs in it, and all the princess movies have to do with their appearance for love.
    yeahhhh.
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    passerby Female 18-29
    24 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    Disney already used Enchanted to highlight this stuff themselves, albeit less bluntly (obviously). Gisele kicked ass in the end.
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    Sqam Female 18-29
    65 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Hm... I think Belle was a pretty good princess. She was smart, kind, patient, and gave up her freedom for her poor old dad. Also all these movies where based in a time when woman`s right didn`t really exists. :P If my only skill was `boobs` I`d use them!
  53. Profile photo of Skippy971282
    Skippy971282 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    Sqam, THEY`RE ALL LIKE THAT,
  54. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    disney isnt lying though. for the most part, if your pretty and willing to use your sexuality in some way, your life is going to work out just fine.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    November 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    I agree that Belle was a lot less shallow than this is making her out to be. She was smart and able to see past physical appearances.

    Ariel was also pretty good as she was curious and open-minded. She was an explorer, pursuing the unknown. I will admit that the ending sort of broke the moral because daddy came in and made everything all better, but up until that point, she was a good character. I empathized with her because of that curiosity and urge to learn. And because we`re both redheads who love to sing. :P

    Jasmine was also pretty independent. Yes, she became the damsel in distress, but she didn`t give in to despair and act like a spineless little girl. She was resilient and chose a man outside of her own social class because she loved him.

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    ha10g0d Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    uhhh squam..... womans rights werent really restricted by 1992.... >_>
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    I think Belle was also a bit more smart then the other princesses >.> Plus shes my favorite anyways <3 Shes smart and pretty :3
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    vthokie4 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    "disney isnt lying though. for the most part, if your pretty and willing to use your sexuality in some way, your life is going to work out just fine."

    +1 As long as a girl looks good and all she wants is money then they will have no problem finding someone to become a trophy wife for.

  59. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    Pixar always wins.
  60. Profile photo of MissHollow
    MissHollow Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    What about pocahontas? Why does everyone forget her, she was always my favorite.
    Also Mulan actully was hiding her sexuality most of the time in her movie. So what about that?
  61. Profile photo of Reaper8
    Reaper8 Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    MissHallow: So what you`re saying is... a couple of the "disney princesses" are NOT shallow, vapid, beauty-whores, so that makes it okay that the majority are. seems kinda silly.
  62. Profile photo of greenfreak19
    greenfreak19 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    im with reaper on that one
  63. Profile photo of MissHollow
    MissHollow Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    Reaper8: I wasn`t saying that the majority are or that it was ok. I won`t argue over that sense it`s mostly one opinion against another.
    I was just bringing attention to the two that usually get left out when it comes to discussion of the more popular ones.
  64. Profile photo of Caldyphen
    Caldyphen Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    The sexuality thing doesn`t really bug me, everything these days teaches little girls that if they`re pretty they`ll get their way, what really gets me is that most of them are 16.
  65. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    Beautiful women have it made. If they want, they can work hard and make it on their own, but if they don`t wanna, they can just marry a rich guy.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2009 at 12:01 am
    Ok, duh, this is for the nimrods out there, the cute chick get the best tips. Wow. That has to blow some minds.
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2009 at 2:42 am
    queue sexually frustrated male rants
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    chelseycake Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2009 at 6:14 am
    it`s true..
    if yu want something, use yur sexuality..

    oh and what was up with the lion king? i mean his father died in front of him.. and it was a childrens movie?

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    bloostarfish Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 6:57 am
    What Walt`s teaching these girls? How about the original authors who penned these stories down?
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    matrixie Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 8:41 am
    The stories got drastically changed by Walt bloostarfish. In the original version of little mermaid Ariels sisters give her a knife to kill the Prince because he married another woman :D
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
    I think Beauty and the Beast is terribly (and purposefully) skewed. I mean, come on. Sexuality!?!? The beast is saved by Belle`s love for him.

    I realize that the creators of this image were exaggerating for dramatic effect, but Beauty and the Beast really is too much of a stretch.

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2009 at 9:03 am
    Not a great message? Shoot, I only WISH I had sexuality.
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    acanatane Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 9:15 am
    i agree with yellowsquare
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    EvilDictator Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2009 at 9:58 am
    and check out the waists, girls you need to have a size-3 waist to be attractive to anyone.
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    mzfang Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 11:51 am
    i agree that what was said about beauty and the beast was skewed but that movie was still very f`d up. after constant abuse from the beast, beauty kept coming back and being there for him. no matter what he did no matter how horrible he treated her she was convinced she could change him and that things would be ok. he treated her like crap and she remained. so listen girls if ur man treats u like poo dont be sad!! u can change him...all guys have an inner prince charming and it just takes a lot of patience and putting up with ALL his poo no matter how bad it is..!~~
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    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Talking about Beauty and the Beast being skewed. How about alladin? Jasmine wouldnt bend to the will of the law and her father, choosing to marry for love over power. And argue all you want about her only asset being beauty, most if not all these women showed compassion and intelligence, except maybe Snow White and you explain to me how your are supposed to demonstrate in a hour and a half long flick FOR KIDS that they got married because he valued her intelligence.
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    zep fan Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    Looks weren`t Snow White`s only asset. She could do housework, too. :-P
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Jasmin: Bad law, seems like the best of the worst, proving, one again, that Jasmin is hot.
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    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    I`d hit it
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    mzfang, beauty and the beast was a precursor for twilight
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    pandasrul Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    looks good to me! ;]
  82. Profile photo of lpycb42
    lpycb42 Female 18-29
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    November 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Actually that`s a lie. Belle is cultured, intelligent and kind and she`s always talking about not settling for what she has and look for more. That`s why the Beast falls for her, because she ain`t a pushover.

    Yes I`m a girl.

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    lerie Female 18-29
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    November 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Disney killed fairy tales.
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
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    November 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    awesome
  85. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2009 at 12:39 am
    @lpycb42
    I`m a girl too and I think it`s true.
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    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    WARNING FEM-NAZI POSTED

    I have a young daughter and have seen everyone one of these movies and disagree with the editors assessment of the princesses. $10 says who ever made this is fat and ugly.

  87. Profile photo of ForAllThSin
    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    AND ANOTHER THING

    Ariel wanted to be a human before she even met Eric. Remember the whole searching through the sunken ship for all the human stuff and going to skuttle to find out more about the human stuff.

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    mzfang Female 18-29
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    December 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    um....well ur right ariel did want those legs before she met eric but she was told that she needed to get eric to fall in love with her in order to keep those legs. with no voice she got eric to fall in love with her. she used her body not her personality or brains.
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    jiyuncat Female 18-29
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    December 23, 2009 at 11:00 am
    I`m a self proclaimed feminist and I agree with most of it except Bella and Ariel. I don`t remember the disney version, but the original version by
    Andersen is a tale of love and devotion, I think. Being hopelessly deovoted to someone. I happens to both sexes. Bella;s story is beautiful excet Disney`s portrayal of Bella as very beautiful sensual woman but story itself is eautiful.

    But I have to say I hate Cinderella story with a passion, makes me want to vomit.

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