Gender Stereotypes In Cinderella

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Cinderella focuses on a stereotypical main character. The film is stereotypical towards the female main character. She lives in a matriarchy where everyone in her home is a women and is judgmental towards her because of her beauty and power. Young girls will see this film and get the wrong impression of what a females life should look like. It teaches them that a women 's role in life is to be a caregiver and take care of others before themselves. It also teaches young girls that they are weaker, physically, mentally, and intellectually, however once a prince is found and you fall in love, all your problems will disappear. The film is irresponsible since it perpetuates female stereotypes and establishes the patriarchy as the means for women to be fulfilled.

Cinderella is not given the same amount of respect as her step sisters Drizella and Anastasia by her stepmother. Cinderella is treated like a maid, and is far from having equal rights and being treated like a person. “Dont forget the garden, Then scrub the terrance, sweep the halls and the stairs, clean the chimneys. And of course theres the mending, and the sewing, and the laundry, oh yes, and one more thing, see that Lucifer gets his bath” . Cinderella is treated like an object, who has no purpose on earth but
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Cinderella is a maid in regards to her family, they treat her with no respect, and look upon her as the ‘lower class’. Cinderella, who lives in a matriarchy is determined to fall in love, and have a man there to protect her and keep her safe. These are the wrong messages to send to youth because it encourages the female stereotypes. Women should not be looked upon as the weaker sex. Although Cinderella is a good movie it is not sending the right message to youth, it is giving them rules and restrictions women need to follow in order to have a successful

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