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How do portrayals of women in fairy tales and childrens literature affect womens view of

themselves?
Hagedorn, Jessica. "Asian Women in Film: No Joy, No Luck." Contexts for Inquiry.
Boston: Bedford St. Martins, 2012. 634-42. Print.

In the movies, good Asians women are childlike, submissive, silent, and eager for sex. The
author is trying to explain how Asian women are displayed as fragile people who can be bossed
around by men. Even in history, men played male and female roles because they believed that
females werent capable of acting. Now Asians were only used for stereotypical Asian roles, the
ninjas or the sex loving fragile women. If you add the two, you have an Asian female. The
author, Jessica Hagedorn writes of how it seems as though in most films starting from the 1960s,
Asian women are depicted in the same way. They are seen as whores, airheads with extreme
Asian accents, women who wanted to be with an American. She talked a movie about how
Vietnam would show the women lusting after the American soldier (who was supposed to be
saving her) and then they would fall madly in love. In some cases, woman would be very strong
and independent-that is until a man came into the picture and then suddenly she would fall into
the normal stereotype. The Joy Luck Club was a success (A huge step for Asian women. Coproduced by a Chinese American female and male.) but the author believes that Hollywood will
just see it as a money maker and just make more movies with mother-daughter relationships.
Most Asian female roles display them as poor, helpless, servant of men. This could be because
women were treated negatively in history. Especially in Asia itself, but that is supposed to be in
the past, not the present. In history, women were geishas and or served their man. They were
usually thrown away or abandoned for not being born as a male. (China). I feel like history has
played a huge role in the stereotypical display of Asian women or women in general in

Hollywood films. There were many examples of films and stories and the authors opinions, but I
think theres more to it than just Asian women.

Wordpress."The Disney Princess Effect on Young Girls and Feminist Theory (with
Images, Tweets) Sternb13." Storify. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.
This is what each Disney princess teaches a child when they watch a Disney princess
movie. Do not be blinded by the pretty faces and sparkles. The message these princess give to
children arent very dreamy. They display a false ideal that beauty leads to success and
happiness. All of them include some type of a prince that either saves them or the princesses give
their all to be with them. These princesses display the power of beauty, which makes the children

believe in small waists and pale skin. Disney Princess brand suggests that a girls most valuable
asset is her beauty, which encourages an unhealthy preoccupation with physical appearance.
A new article in the scholarly journal Child Development has detailed the negative
effects of princess culture on girls. Lead author Sarah Coyne, an associate professor of family
life at Brigham Young University, was inspired to conduct this study after reading journalist
Peggy Orensteins 2011 bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Her own daughter was 3 at the
time. As a parent, Coyne shared Orensteins concerns about what princess-driven marketing was
doing, but as a social scientist, she realized there was little social science data on princess
cultures influence. ("Why Disney Princesses and princess Culture Are Bad for Girls." The
Washington Post. WP Company, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2016.). She and her team designed and
executed a study of 198 preschool- and kindergarten-aged girls and boys. Their findings
reinforce some serious concerns about princess culture. For instance:1. The more the girls in the
study engaged with princess culture, the more they behaved in stereotypically feminine ways,
2.Girls with a lower body image when the study began tended to be more interested in princess
culture a year later, 3.There was no evidence that the girls engagement with princess culture
influenced girls behavior for the better. Princesses potential as positive, prosocial role models is
limited.
There isnt even an Asian princess, but there is Mulan (who isnt a princess) ~ who shows
that you need to have the qualities of a man to succeed. There could have certainly been positive
influences, but there are a lot of negative influences of Disney princesses and this picture and
article displays that.

Lu, Chin. "Being An Asian Actor Is Hard Even Without Scarlett Johansson Taking Your
Roles | VICE | United States." VICE. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2016
Scarlett Johansson playing an Asian lead role instead of a real Asian. Some people call
[the alleged CGI tests] yellowface, but I say the practice of blackface employed on Asians
because thats more evocative, Wu said of the reported visual effects tests. The Fresh Off The
Boat actress added that the alleged tests are problematic because they reduce our race and
ethnicity to mere physical appearance, when our race and culture are so much deeper than how
we look. The Asian actors in Hollywood are already struggling to find roles to play, so when
there is an Asian role open. You will see all of the same Asians going for the role. But here
comes a white famous actress, Scarlett Johansson, here to steal all of your roles away. Some
Asians are even told to be more Asian or to get plastic surgery for monolids in order to look more
like the stereotypical Asian in Hollywood.
The text was useful to some extent. There were a lot of videos and interviews Asian
actors expressed their opinions on the Asian roles/ difficulty of being an Asian actor or actress in
Hollywood. I feel like they should talk more about the lack of roles and the stereotypical roles
and images Hollywood has but put in more insight or opinion in the paper (not just examples).

Jackson, Kathy Merlock. "The Princess Story: Modeling the Feminine in Twentieth-Century
American Fiction and Film." Journal of American Culture 1(2014):113. eLibrary. Web. 13 Dec.
2016.
Disney princesses, every little girl dream and role models. The Disney princesses play a
huge roll in women and their individual views of themselves and their ideal selves. First-wave
feminism, embodies qualities associated with it: determination, independence, and a strong selfperception. She infuses Sara with these same characteristics, making her story a prototype for
princess stories to come. Second-wave feminist-inspired stories occupy Rothschild's next
chapter. The Third-Wave Princess Story: A Redefinition. She did not want to write the typical
Disney princess story that displayed weak qualities in women. She wanted to show the strong
qualities of women. Her story of Sara was different. Princess stories do teach femininity but
independence and determination are some things that can be taught. This is a book that shows
these 3 waves.
Sara Rothschild's The Princess Story provides ample evidence that princess stories are
ubiquitous and important, providing lessons on femininity, self-identity, gender roles, and
relationships that females absorb at touch points in their lives. For this reason, the book is
worthwhile.