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On how it turns out to be entirely possible to enjoy Disney's The Little Mermaid as a feminist..

Clearly I have a bit of a thing about mermaids. As a follow-up to my feminist breakdown of The Mermaid Summer which was one of my favourite books as a child, and my own Sea Queen from Silver Moon; now I'm going to set about deconstructing Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid - who I'm not afraid to admit I have found problematic from a feminist point of view for some time. I mean, giving up your voice to catch a dude?? Come on girl... ^^ Actual footage of Ariel realising what a terrible idea *that* was But wait now - are the messages in this movie really as grim as all that? I'm not so sure any more... Let's step back for a moment and have a look at the context - see if we can't figure out

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