The Effectiveness of Female Roles in the Disney Films
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- Feminism; the United States; Disney’s films; Feminist Character; Social Identity Theory; Cognitive theory
Feminism is a movement that arose from the changes in women’s consciousness of their rights and status in society. During the 20th century, a surge of the feminist movements promoted by education became a significant and decisive factor in the tremendous improvement of women’s status all around the world. This paper aims to explore the social impacts of Disney films made in the United States in the 20th century. The paper further confirms the social identity theory and cognitive theory to point out how Disney movies promote the unity of feminists and how they raise the consciousness of rights and fight for women’s rights. This paper concludes that Disney movies improve the inspiration for feminism and the independence of women, and just push the women’s status in a positive direction. The process and development of feminist characters of Disney movies are then discussed and presented.
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TY - CONF AU - Yiwen Chen AU - Xuanya Huang AU - Yifan Zou PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/28 TI - The Effectiveness of Female Roles in the Disney Films BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Art and Human Development ( ICPAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1022 EP - 1030 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220110.193 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220110.193 ID - Chen2022 ER -