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because real life has taken over for the moment, but I had to recommend this article which rebuts accusations that the new Cinderella movie (which is AWESOME, how could it not be because KENNETH BRANAGH) is anti-feminist:

...What absolute rubbish. Once again, the idea of “feminist media” has been twisted around, so that anything short of sassy female characters dishing out one-liners and kicking butt is seen as “weak” and “anti-feminist.”...Cinderella’s great strength is not just that she stands up to her stepmother in the end. It’s also that she retains her own kindness, remains true to her personality — she doesn’t have to become someone she’s not to escape...

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mundungus42
Apr. 14th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
I read a pretty great defense of this Cinderella from a domestic violence perspective, namely that Cinderella is an abuse victim and that it shows how "have courage and be kind" is pretty much how she keeps from repeating the cycle of abuse and becoming like her abusers. If you look at her from that perspective, it makes the anti-feminist complaints look downright mean-spirited.

I haven't seen it yet, but I would like to. Because Branagh and pretty dresses.

*imagines Branagh in a pretty dress. Lilac.*
haruhi_fan
Apr. 15th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)
Just because a story is taken by a bigger media or company like Disney should never distort how good the story it or its original message. Branagh by the way is one of the more interesting actors/directors who can come off as complex but I find his work intriguing nevertheless. Nice read to look at, thanks and take care as you handle real life; drop by any time!
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