Gender Role Portrayal and the Disney Princesses

  title={Gender Role Portrayal and the Disney Princesses},
  author={Dawn Elizabeth England and L. J. Descartes and Melissa A. Collier‐Meek},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The popular Disney Princess line includes nine films (e.g., Snow White, Beauty and the Beast) and over 25,000 marketable products. Gender role depictions of the prince and princess characters were examined with a focus on their behavioral characteristics and climactic outcomes in the films. Results suggest that the prince and princess characters differ in their portrayal of traditionally masculine and feminine characteristics, these gender role portrayals are complex, and trends towards… 

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