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Old 01-03-2018, 08:35 PM
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Gender studies professor: Two Disney princes committed sexual violence when saving their princesses – TheBlaze

Are the princes in Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White” sex offenders? According to a Japanese sociology and gender studies professor, the answer is yes.

Woah, what?
Kazue Muta, a professor at Osaka University, wrote on Twitter last month that two Disney movies portray “obscene sexual acts on an unconscious partner,” Fox News reported. She also charged that the movies promote “sexual violence.” A complete translation of Muta’s tweet reads, according to Japan Today:

When you think rationally about “Snow White” and “Sleeping Beauty,” that tell of a “princess being woken up by the kiss of a prince,” they are describing sexual assault on an unconscious person. You might think I’m ruining the fantasy of it all, but these stories are promoting sexual violence and I would like everyone to be aware of it.

The tweet came in response to an actual news story where a man in Japan was arrested on a train for kissing a sleeping woman.

Muta’s comments sparked outrage on the internet among Disney fans who believe the fairytale story is innocent and doesn’t depict sexual violence or assault.

“No matter how you interpret those stories, what the princes did is not sexual assault!” one person said, according to Japan Today.

“You can’t apply modern law or ethics to fairy tales,” another person said.

Yet another said: “So if we can apply real-world laws to fiction, can the reverse also apply?”

What do the stories actually depict?
In “Snow White,” the prince does, in fact, kiss an unconscious Snow White. However, the story “attempts to soften the act by establishing a prior relationship between them in which she and the prince fall in love at first sight,” Japan Today noted.

Meanwhile, in “Sleeping Beauty,” fairies lead the prince to kiss Princess Aurora under the belief that his smooch will cure her of her napping curse.

“If you’re going to take a hard-line stance on his actions, then those fairies ought to take a major part of the accountability,” Japan Today stated.

How did Muta respond to the backlash?
In an article for the Women’s Action Network, Muta explained her perspective on the issue is a type of “literary criticism” that seeks to “overtrun [sic] the male-centered view of the world which controls or underlies the works” and expose the apparent sexual violence in male-centered fairytales.

“There were many critical replies that state ‘Because the princess and prince lived happily ever after in the end, there is a presumptive consent regarding the kiss, so there’s no problem,’” Muta wrote. “However, this understanding of it is actually dangerous. This kind of thinking fabricates the mindset of ‘the ends justify the means,’ and to what extent does this allow sexual violence to occur?”

“Changing social recognition in this atmosphere is a tough job, but we need to keep speaking all the more,” she explained.

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Sounds to me like the professor has some personal issues that he hasn't ironed out yet.....


Wait until he gets to see Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Popeye cartoons....
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A kiss, as such portrayed in these particular movies, is not sexual assault. PC gone wild (and stupid, IMO).

Don't believe they even touched, other than the lips. If either damsel indicated their dislike of the action, then they should have made it clear. I'm sure the fairies and/or the seven dwarfs would have defended their ladies to the extreme (I think Grumpy was packing a .380).

Some people have, once again, hijacked a term and conflated it to match what they want it to mean, adding that touch of drama to an event that is no where near what the true definition of the term means.
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I saw a cartoon along this line where the prince sits beside sleeping beauty and says "it'b be wrong to kiss her without her permission." so he leaves.
and the cartoon shows the progression of time as Sleeping beauty's body rots get gets covered with vines and turn into skeleton laying there for centuries.

anyone remember when Christians were called prudes, Victorian, "puritanical" for complaining about nudity, profanity blood and gore in film and videos?.
Some folks on the left are really determined to go beyond all that and go completely around the bend and over the edge in looking for things to be worry about in films.
sheesh


It's weird what some people get on about. I suspect this same professor would laugh at various complaints of Christians about films content.
Heck why are these kisses a problem when full on rape, assault, 95% nude sex scenes are shown on TV and in "PG" films (video games).
Without a condom or birth control pill in sight no less
What's that stuff teaching the kiddies?

there used to be 2 standard replies to those that complained of such things though.
"If you don't like turn the channel!"
and then the other one.
"there's NO 'scientific' EVIDENCE that watching such things harms children... or will turn boys into rapist!!"
In the case of Disney films I think that last one probably true. I'd guess ya know.
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The funny thing is that if the prince had to kiss a guy instead of Sleeping Beauty, the same professor would probably jump for joy and find no sexual assault whatsoever...
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I once awoke to feeling a splendid joy, the morning sun streaming through the window, I was glad to be alive...;.

I was so elated.

As I kissed the person sleeping next to me and,,;

... now I am no longer allowed on that airline.

So, maybe this Disney sexual violence thing is true.


BTW, Disney didn't write those stories. Why are we blaming him?

The criminals are the Brothers Grimm and Marie Beaumont.
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Originally Posted by Dave1 View Post
Wait until he gets to see Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Popeye cartoons....
The whole integration of human v toon was one of the reasons I liked "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" ...


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“You can’t apply modern law or ethics to fairy tales,” another person said.
It's wrong to kiss somebody you don't know / they don't know you while they are unconscious.
With that said, the quote above is the real moral here...
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Gender Studies???

One of those courses I should have taken in college to make my class load easier.

Gender Identity crisis?

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A student asked, "What gender is 'Computer'?"

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher divided the class into two groups,
Male and Female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "Computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.


The men's group decided that "Computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora"), because:

1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck to buy accessories for it.


The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine ("el computador"), because:

1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;

2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;

3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.
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Note, only two genders involved. I guess, in this class, there are no allowances for gay transgender computers.
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