Bad advice we get from Disney princesses — including the new Ariel

Ashley Herzog
6 min readSep 20, 2022

Disney princesses and feminist values don’t mix.

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Last week, I wrote about how the “black Little Mermaid” controversy ignores the fact that the storyline is the problem. This is true no matter who plays Ariel in the upcoming live action movie. In fact, I believe Disney made the decision to cast a “black Ariel” to make feminist moms feel better about

Ashley Herzog

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