Friday, February 19, 2010

The anatomy of a Disney Princess


Before I say anything else, I love Disney princesses. I will myself point out the ironies of Disney versions of fairy tales (more on that some other post) but get very defensive of Disney when someone else attacks him.

Also, the whole thing about Barbie dolls and their inhuman proportions--I'm glad people are aware of this, I guess, but honestly, when I was a kid, I didn't notice her hourglass figure or feel any pressure to look like her. In fact, all my Barbies were Belle barbies, and I just made up stories with her and my Prince that turned into a Beast.

But, this Valentines Day, my roommate and I were joking about the sparkly Disney Princess valentines I had bought (my excuse is, they were for the little girls I babysit), and I noticed that Ariel's figure is a bit questionable...


Namely, just one of her boobs is the same width as her waist. Well, maybe a boob is 1/2 centimeter and her waist is 6/10ths of a centimeter, but still. Does she not have organs? Imagine if she ate an orange. The orange would be as big as her stomache.

Btw, the other princesses have slightly more attainable figures; Ariel's is the most exaggerated.

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