Welcome to Disney Debate!
Over the next 11 weeks, we’ll discuss each of the “official” Disney princesses. Read the information and question below and then use the comments section to join the debate. Engage with people’s comments by replying to them, and add your own points by creating a new comment. Comments must be civil to be included.
WEEK 6: JASMINE
Many feminists feel that Princess Jasmine (from Aladdin) is the first feminist Disney Princess. Lines like “I am not a prize to be won!” and “Maybe I don’t want to be a princess” prompt the assessment that she is “a pretty strong woman with a solid feminist streak” (Bustle).
Do you think Jasmine is more feminist than the Disney princesses who came before? And, if so, do you think that is positive or negative?