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I'm Lisa. I am a staunch feminist who loves Snow White & Ariel a bit too much. Take that for what you will.

Everything is so wonderful.



" Because for every one man who praises us, speaking the truth, there are thousands who attack us quiet without motivation. "

Moderata Fonte (1600)

While procrastinating on my thesis, I’m reading some work by early modern women writers. Moderata Fonte has been one of my favorite authors since my professor told me to read The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men. She was writing about women’s rights before the term was even invented.

I know I originally posted this but i love Moderata Fonte. If you want some good “Renaissance Feminist” work, you should check out The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men.


What have you seen?



101 Dalmatians (1961)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Bambi (1942) 
Cinderella (1950)
Dumbo (1941)
Fantasia (1940) 
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Peter Pan (1953)
Pinocchio (1940)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Song of the South (1946)

The Aristocats (1970)
Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Oliver and Company (1986)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
The Rescuers (1977)
Robin Hood (1973)
The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Aladdin (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
A Goofy Movie (1995)         
James and the Giant Peach (1996)   
Hercules (1997)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Lion King (1994)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Mulan (1998)
Pocahontas (1995)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Tarzan (1999)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Bolt (2008)
Brother Bear (2003) 
Chicken Little (2005)
Dinosaur (2000)
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) 
Enchanted (2007)
Fantasia 2000 (2000)
Home on the Range (2004)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Treasure Planet (2002)
Tangled (2010)

Wreck it Ralph (2012)
Frozen (2013) 

101 Dalmations 2: Patch’s London Adventure (2003)
102 Dalmatians
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
Atlantis - Milo’s Return (2003)
Bambi II (2006)
Beauty and the Beast - Belle’s Magical World (1998)
Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Cinderella II - Dreams Come True (2002)
Cinderella III - A Twist in Time (2007)
Kronk’s New Groove (2005)
Lady & the Tramp II - Scamp’s Adventure (2001)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Mulan 2 (2004)
Pocahontas II - Journey to a New World (1998)
Return to Never Land (2002)
Tarzan & Jane (2002)
Tarzan II (2005)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)
The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Beginning (2008)
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
The Return of Jafar (1994)

A Bug’s Life (1998)
Cars (2006)
Finding Nemo (2003) 
The Incredibles (2004)
Monsters Inc. (2001)
Monsters University (2013)
Ratatouille (2007)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010) 
Wall-E (2008)
Up (2009)
Brave (2012)

I really really want to like the Pocahontas Couple designer doll. I love the concept art. However, it pisses me the fuck off that Pocahontas has lighter skin than she does in the movie and the concept art. I had Pocahontas dolls where her skin was not lightened as a kid. I have a Pocahontas doll from Disney sitting on my shelf and her skin isn’t that light. I’m really hoping the flash makes her skin look lighter than it is but I’m not holding my breath.  

daivialesley: When people are defending Disney, they'll do backflips to prove that Mulan and Pocahontas are on the Disney Princess Official Team. but then when other people ask "So.... where's the merchandise?" suddenly it's "Well, they aren't REAL princesses!!!!!!!"


yeah… I mean, I don’t exactly blame people for coming to conclusions I don’t agree with because it’s sort of the first step to examining media, is thinking about the “why”

so I get it, I get why, for example, people reblogged the coloring book post being like “who gives a shit/ they’re just shown more because they’re the most popular princesses/ the other princesses aren’t ‘classic’.”

Like in the grand scheme of things: I agree, a coloring book isn’t a big deal. The reality is, though, that it’s a micro-aggression, and a super easy one to document and quantify at that. People will act like real evidence isn’t a big deal on the one hand, then they’ll look at big, big things, events, and deny that race is in any way still an issue in the U.S. And of course if you’ve ignored the thousand little things then yeah, it might just seem like “people arguing” rather than “sanctioned racial oppression” etc.

And the thing with the “most popular princesses” is, again, something that requires a deeper look. While I agree that Disney is usually simply looking out for what will make the most money, race isn’t somehow… removed from this equation. Like: who you think will be popular influences how you produce the merchandise (who is featured most prominently) which, in turn, influences actual, real popularity. 

A lot of people commenting on marketing just assume it’s some organic force when that’s like the inherent opposite of marketing, to an extent. In marketing you get to define who becomes the “classic princess” when the entire princess line isn’t that old itself, it’s a manufactured thing. Which is why it’s not just some random thing that Mulan gets constantly ignored in spite of the lasting popularity of the movie and character. But it requires looking a little deeper than “oh well they’re just printing more of the popular characters duh!” anyway I worded this all pretty badly because it’s late


DFDC Aurora

I’m saving up to get her. I doubt we will ever get another Briar Rose doll.


Let’s play out the scenario for the one in millions chance that someone in the presence of someone who wants to assault her is wearing the nail polish, coyly gets her finger into the drink, and spots the color change. Then what? How does it end? If this person is willing to go to such lengths to harm her, they won’t be phased by her setting her drink down. So let’s say she gets away or finds help. Does she call the police to report the activity of her fingernails? What happens when the next person this predator wants to harm opts for her favorite OPI shade that weekend?

How does it end?

It doesn’t; not with nail polish, anyway.

(…)This product does nothing to dismantle a culture of violence against women that demands we constantly become ever more vigilant against those who would do us harm. Undercover Colors, like so many other products, treats rape as an individual incident rather than a systemic and pervasive problem. Despite the never ending stream of prevention products, the statistics haven’t improved.


Unfortunately, This Magical Anti-Rape Nail Polish Won’t Save Us