Disney gives Brave‘s Merida a princess make-over

Brave princess before and afterFor fuck’s sake. Brave‘s heroine Merida is getting a make-over before she’s officially inducted into the Disney Princess collection. The character’s creator Brenda Chapman, who became the first woman to win an Oscar for an animated feature for the film, said Disney should be ashamed of the decision. “It’s horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.”

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

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