what disney teaches kids…


Disney Women

Semester after semester if there is one thing that I get the most pushback on, it is that Disney creates gender and race norms. Students will almost take it as an article of faith that music videos do similar things–particularly when I show the wonderful Dreamworlds 3–but even with Mickey Mouse Monopoly, a large percent of students twitch at the notion that Disney is anything other than wholesome entertainment. If I had a nickel for every time a student says, “I watched every Disney movie and I turned out ok,” I would get to buy a nice bagel with lox.


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