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Why the Feminist Controversy Over Frozen Misses the Point Elsa

Why the Feminist Controversy Over Frozen Misses the Point Elsa


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Ed note: While our writers are celebrating the holidays with their families, we took this opportunity to revisit some of our favorite pieces from this year.

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The advance marketing for Disney's Frozen literally buried the lead, stranding its female protagonists up to their chins in snow while the lovable snowman ...

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It has been, what, six months since Frozen arrived in theaters? And yes, people are still talking about this movie. I recently just heard “Let it go” on the ...

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“No right, no wrong/no rules for meeeeee…” Yeah, way to take responsibility.

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Missing out on films is common for me lately. Frozen came out when I had no money or nearby friend who wanted to see it. Then when it showed on campus, ...

Disney's latest hit, "Frozen," is more than the average children's movie, as it deals with many feminist issues. The film redefines the concept of true love ...

I don't typically go in for crossovers, but is this an OTP or what? Art by Kazeki.

Elsa and Anna doing a Meet and Greet at Disneyland in 2013

Ever since its release five years ago, fans have been speculating that the movie was actually about Elsa's sexuality and her struggle with it.


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Becoming Elsa From 'Frozen' Saved This Woman From Depression — Is She On To Something?

Frozen's subtext is so gay, it's barely subtext; it's just on-the-nose text. The folks at Disney practically put it all out on Front Street, but for those ...

... Elsa tries to scare Anna away and even accidentally hurts her in the process.


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As a kind of quasi-public brand in its own right, Disney responded to the zeitgeist by trying to “diversify” the mostly European ...

Fanatic Fem Finds "Frozen" Insufficiently Feminist

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But the people have spoken and "Frozen" continues to rake in the box office dough. It's the best contender for the animated feature Oscar and "Let it Go" ...

On the 14th November, 2014, I had my first McDonalds. As I was driving home I leant forward and instinctively clicked on song no.22: 'Let it Go'.

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Last night I watched Disney's latest animated feature, Frozen, for the first time. I didn't love it. Do you hate me now?

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People think that Frozen is the first movie to teach girls that they don't need a man to save them. Studio Gibly is so much more feminist and amzing 10 ...

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"Frozen" more so than "Brave" has been and is being praised as a feminist movie and if it's not feminism that's being exemplified, it's certainly ...

If you have a young daughter, the fact that “Let It Go” from Frozen won an Oscar for the best song in a movie will come as no surprise.