Analysis Of Little Girls Or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect

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The article "Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect" was written by Stephanie Hanes for the Christian Science Monitor on October 3, 2011. Hanes felt the need to address this subject due to the increase of Disney Princesses in children 's media, toys and on clothes, as well as the growing sexualization of young girls. She argues whether or not the media and the Disney Princess Empire have a negative effect on the increasing sexualization of young girls. This article can be divided into six sections. In the introduction, the author presents Mary Finucane, a mother who is trying to break the influence of Disney Princesses in her home due to her three-year-old daughter 's increasing interest in them. When Finucane mentioned her …show more content…
First point of comparison and contrast is the thesis. Similar to Hanes, Whelan argues that the media, as well as the Disney Princess Empire, have a negative effect on young girls and their hypersexualization (Whelan). However, Coyne argues that only the Disney Princesses are the main cause for self-esteem and gender stereotypes (Coyne). Another point of comparison and contrast is the authors ' use of rhetorical appeals. All three authors use the appeal logos, however, Whelan and Coyne use logos as their dominant appeal (Whelan and Coyne). Nonetheless, Whelan uses solely facts and cogent examples (Whelan) and Coyne use research and statistics (Coyne). All authors use shared values to present ethos in their articles and similar to Hanes, Whelan and Coyne use pathos however, pathos is the dominant appeal used in Hanes 's article. Similar to Hanes, Whelan uses the fallacy false cause and stacking the deck throughout the article (Whelan), however, Coyne only uses stacking the desk (Coyne). Unlike Hanes, Whelan and Coyne do not present proposals in their articles (Whelan and Coyne). However, Whelan answers the question to her thesis (Whelan), whereas Coyne list the limitations and findings in their research

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