Feminism has gotten a heck of a lot more mainstream (yay!!). When I was in high school and even for many years after I didn't really understand what Feminism truly was, it always had a radicalism or negative connotation associated with it. It has only been very recent that I have begun to develop my own concept of what feminism really means to me specifically (It might mean something else to anyone else) and how feminism was so much more than what I was previously taught.
My research has led me to understand that feminism means having the freedom to choose to do whatever you want to do.
Whether that is taking on "traditionally male roles" or if its taking on "traditionally female roles" or somewhere in between, feminism means doing whatever the fuck you want no matter what gender you identify as. Basically, its everyone being equal and able to make their own choices in life. Imagine. Equality. So simple in theory, just not in execution.
The thing is, Disney has received a bad wrap (up until lately) because people tend to believe that all the Princess movies make it seem like women are only doing things because of what men want. Which I might not really have a fair argument against, but I am going to try. I think we had better role models then we have been led to believe.
First and Foremost, my main girl:
I could probably go on, but this is already getting lengthy. So even though at first glance some may feel that the Disney Princesses are just doing things for the men in their life, a lot of their decisions come from a place of love, bravery and self awareness. They know what they need to do and they go out and do it. It doesn't matter that they are stereotypically "girlie", who says girlie girls can't be feminists too?
There is nothing wrong with having perfect princess hair and also knowing that your choices are valuable and valid.