Lessons the Disney Princesses teach us that don’t involve men, love, or beauty.
I made this post because I am tired of seeing people bash the princesses because they only serve as love interests and think that they show women that a woman’s purpose is to be submissive to men, or that beauty is the only thing that matters in a woman.
All of the Princesses had personalities and lives without their Princes, and on their own, they are able to teach girls several other important lessons about life in general. These are all characters, and whether or not you believe that because they are love interests that that reduces their character, they still have some sort of trait that is valuable to have for any woman, in love or not.
And before anyone can argue Ariel’s character or lesson, I want to point out that her dream was to be a human, and it was her dream long before she laid eyes on Eric. Eric was just an another incentive for her to become human. While the lesson she teaches might be the only one based on rash and poor decisions, it’s important to point out she learns her own lesson. She see the consequences of her actions, and apologizes and fights to make things right. That is one of her valuable traits.
Vincent van Gogh was a man who is somewhat famous for his mental instability. He later ended his own life. For the Doctor to go and show him that his art mattered, and that his existence mattered…is amazing. And I wish someone could have shown this amazing artist how much he contributed to the world.
I wish the Doctor could show everyone how they mattered, because everybody does matter. In our own small way, we change the world simply by existing.
I will always, always, ALWAYS reblog this when it’s on my dash.
Vincent and the Doctor is one of my absolute favorite episodes of Doctor Who.