Rhiannon Thomas

Writing about fiction from a feminist perspective

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Disney’s Maleficent

Maleficent is a movie of failed potential. Despite its undeniably feminist bent and some interesting ideas, the overall result is decidedly “meh.” Not a terrible movie, and certainly worthy of discussion, but not all that it should have been. And the problem, in part, is the very  ...

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Why Anastasia Rocks

Last year, I did a series on the classic Disney princess movies, analyzing them to see whether they are as traditional and anti-feminist as some people believe. In a couple of weeks, I’m going to revive the series with a look at movies from the Disney Renaissance. But first, I want to  ...

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Disney Frozen Movies

Disney’s Frozen

Frozen has finally come out in UK theaters, which means that I’ve finally been able to see it. I’m a bit of a Disney fangirl, and so I was incredibly excited to see this one, despite the pre-release criticism of some of the animators choices. Luckily, it didn’t  ...

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Disney Disney Princess Series Movies

Peter Pan

This article is part of a series looking at Disney princess movies, from the first to the latest, to see whether they are as “anti-feminist” as some might claim. Bechdel Pass: Yes Number of female characters: 4, plus assorted mermaids and a dog. Female characters’ goals: not to grow up.  ...

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Disney Disney Princess Series Movies

Cinderella

This article is part of a series looking at Disney princess movies, from the first to the latest, to see whether they are as “anti-feminist” as some might claim. Bechdel pass: Yes Number of female characters: 5, plus mice. Female characters’ goals: to be happy; to marry the prince; to  ...

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