Sunday, October 23, 2011

Talking Points #4 Christensen Hyperlinks

Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us

While reading this article the first thing that popped into my head was the children's movie "Cinderella." I think that this movie has a lot of ability to influence the thoughts and mindset about others for children.
The Cinderella Complex is all about girls just waiting for their prince charming to come along and save them. It also has to do with the idea of beauty. Ever notice that most of the original Disney Princesses, such as Cinderella and Aurora, are blonde with blue eyes.
It was later that Disney actually added a brunette princess, Belle. Still when it comes to beauty for girls in disney movies, all the princesses a skinny, light skinned, and they all have a beautiful ball gown that fits them perfectly.
The next thing I thought of when I was reading this article was this video by Jenna Marbles.
She makes very good points during her video. She focuses mostly on the Disney princesses.

It's Jenna Marbles... Sorry about the language, it's how she is in her videos....

  • Completely inappropriate for young girls; Jasmine is a genie, ariel has barely any clothes on
  • All the evil characters are old, ugly, or big
  • Main goal is to find a prince to take care of them, and live "Happily Ever After"
  • Most of them do not listen to their parents directions
I really enjoyed this article in general because it is very true. Most children are easily influenced by these movies.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I absolutely love Jenna Marbles. It's funny because she posted this video the same week we were discussing media influence in class.