I have been inspired sa pamamagitan ng other artikulo of defending the Walt era princesses on this website. I thought I would write my own artikulo because I also get upset when people bash the Walt era princesses.
The Walt era princesses get a lot of flack for being anti-feminist. This really irritates me. People have to realize when these films came out, social norms were different back then. Snow White was released in 1937, Sinderella was released in 1950, & Sleeping Beauty was released in 1959, that was 78, 65 & 56 years ago! On tuktok of that these films are based on fairytales that were written centuries nakaraan when women were viewed as segundo class citizens.
Snow White, while she is not one of my paborito princesses, I don't think she deserves all the flack she gets. People accuse of taking an mansanas from a stranger, while it wasn't a wise idea, you have to remember she was only 14. Another criticism is that she went into a strangers house, again not the smartest idea but she was trying to escape from the Evil reyna who was trying to kill her, she needed to find shelter.
People say Sinderella should have left her abusive stepfamily. Where could she have gone? She couldn't simply ilipat to an apartment and work at a restraint. Women didn't have as much options back then. Marriage was her only way to escape her stepfamily. At the beginning of the film, she wasn't even talking about marrying a prince. When she was going to the ball, she just wanted a night out, she wasn't expecting to find a husband.
Aurora is difficult to write about even though I pag-ibig her. She is asleep for most of the film. She basically gets criticized for sleeping. The film is called Sleeping Beauty. It is the whole point of the story. If she doesn't go to sleep, it would no longer be called Sleeping Beauty. How are you suppose to tell the story without Aurora going to sleep? If wasn't completely her fault she touched the spindle, Maleficent hypnotized her.
Bottom line: Just because Snow White, Cinderella, & Aurora aren't shooting arrows or fighting huns, doesn't mean they should be considered bad characters.