NOT all Disney princesses are created equal. Although most exhibit qualities like kindness, hindi lahat can be brave and stand up for themselves.
Look at Cinderella, who lets her stepmom and stepsisters treat her like dirt or Sleeping Beauty, who just sleeps in a bier waiting for a magical kiss.
Hindi lahat ng princesses ay kailangan ng knight in shining armor para iligtas sila sa panganib. There are some who choose to pick up the sword and slay the dragon themselves. Minsan nga sila na mismo ang nagliligtas sa tatanga-tanga nilang mga prinsepe.
Here are several empowered Disney Princesses little girls around the world should emulate.
According to most, si Belle daw ang most relatable Disney princess. She loves to read, she values her family, it doesn’t bother her that she is single, di mahilig sa parties, she is not afraid to say what’s on her mind. Idagdag mo pa na sa ” Beauty and the Beast” ay she is not the one who needs saving at hindi rin niya kailangan ng magic.
Mulan personifies the strong and independent woman. Handa siyang magpanggap na lalake para iligtas ang kanyang ama. Mulan challenges traditional culture by refusing to be married and choosing instead to fight for the country.
Another rule breaker is Merida of Brave. Unlike Mulan, very vocal siya sa pag-ayaw sa arrange marriage na pinipilit sa kanya ng kanyang mga magulang. To win her hand, ang mga suitors ay kailangang manalo sa series of trials para patunayan ang lakas at talento nila. Merida however goes through the same challenges so she could win her independence. She won.
In “Tangled,” we meet Rapunzel, who is kept in a tower by her “mother” for her “safety.” The story can be a metaphor for women who resist the bondage of home, tradition and prejudices.
Elsa starts as an introvert who lives in isolation and prefers not be bothered by interpersonal relationships and the demands of the world. Karamihan ng desisyon niya ay naiimpluwensiyahan ng takot sa kanyang mga kakayahan at pagmamahal sa pamilya. She later learns to control her power and accept herself.
Tiana is a goal-oriented princess. Focus siya sa kanyang career and her plan is to start her own restaurant. Nang dumating ang love sa buhay niya, dedma lang ang loka. Talk about being motivated and driven.
With her independence, pinatunayan niya sa kanyang ama at sa mga elders ng kanyang community na importante ang pagrespeto sa karapatan ng babae. She is also proof that sometimes destiny is greater than love nang mas piliin niyang makipghiwalay kay John Smith.
What’s more badass than owning a tiger? Well, for Jasmine, ‘yun ay ang makumbinsi ang kanyang ama na sultan na may karapatan siyang piliin ang kanyang iibigin, kahit anumang estado nito sa buhay
What’s great about the movie ay walang romantic keme of any kind. Ito ay tungkol lang sa isang babeng determinadong iligtas ang kanyang tribo despite repeated warnings na hindi siya dapat umalis sa kanilang maliit na isla. She personifies a person with strong will and heart.
Probably the first to refuse being saved by a big, strong handsome man (even if said man is Hercules himself). Who needs a hero when you are clever, beautiful, opinionated and open-minded, reliable, and has a strong sense of indepence?