"Pocahontas 2 ruined the first one for me. I can’t watch it without crying my eyes out. John Smith loved her so much that he even almost died for her dad. And she just runs off and marries another man. I’m 25 years old and I cry every time."
like madladyhatter replied: “The wording on this makes it seem like women owe it to a man if he does something for her or loves her when in fact, the only person a woman owes anything to is herself. And if Poca saw a better future with Rolfe, that was her choice.”
also, pocahontas thought that john smith was dead and long gone! don’t forget that. i think it’s refreshing that disney makes a movie that shows that you can find love more than once.
"I’ve never seen The Hunchback of Notre Dame but every time I listen to ‘God Help the Outcasts’ on YouTube I start sobbing, because as a wealthy, white, middle-class person I don’t do nearly enough to help those children of God who are less fortunate than I, and that disgusts me."
Everyone can do something! Donate to charity, sponsor a child, etc!
Anonymous asked: Do you think Disney should allow POC to start playing white face characters? Because they already allow the other way around so I don't understand why they don't do that.
Yes and I have personal beef with that.
My boyfriend, who is a POC, told me this story a couple days ago. He was told by one of his friends that he should play Gaston (he’s actually told this frequently). He told his friend “But I’m too dark to play Gaston.” His friend (who is also a POC) said to him “But when I watch Pocahontas that girl is darker than me but when I meet her in the parks she’s white as a sheet, so why couldn’t you play Gaston?” And my boyfriend turned to me and said “Why is that? Why do they let white girls play non-white princesses but not the other way around?”
And it broke my heart a little bit, especially when he kept saying that he’s ‘too tan to play Gaston’. He’s very handsome and has a gorgeous smile and with his personality could play the part well but because of his skin color would probably get rejected by entertainment. And he’s always told by his friends to go out for face character but would probably be limited to basically Aladdin. :/ So these are the kind of problems casting white people as POC causes. :/
"My friends recently told me that they couldn’t see me in a relationship with anybody. That made me feel like when Mother Gothel asked Rapunzel why would Flynn like her."
That’s a really awful & unecessary thing to say! Personally I unfortunately am my own Gothel asking myself why anybody would like me, but I’m working with this, trying to convince myself otherwise. Your friends are not treating you with the kindness and respect you deserve! One day you will find that special someone! And I will too.
"Growing up as a girl with a single mom, I really wanted Disney to make a movie with a single mother (that isn’t abusive, like evil stepmothers). I feel like I’m still waiting, and it makes me sad"
Sarah in Treasure Planet is a single mom :)