Gender Sterotypes

Gender Sterotypes in Disney Movies

Definition of Gender Roles

Gender Roles: a theoretical construct in the social sciences and humanities that refers to a set of social and behavioral norms that, within a specific culture, are widely considered to be socially appropriate for individuals of a specific sex.

Sterotypical Male and Female Gender Roles in movies


1. Valued for their appearance

2. Aspirations were short-sighted

3. Long for One-Dimensionall love

4. Not Damsels in Distress



1. Always saving the day

2. Big and manly

3. Strong and brute

4. Kind of dumb

5. One-Deminsional

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1. Starts off as a semi-bad guy

2. Love turns him into a good person

3. Lies to get the girl of his dreams

4. Wears little clothing

5. Is a theif

Gender Roles in Disney Movies

There are many Gender Roles within Disney movies that make girls feel sterotyped to be a certain way and make boys feel they should be a certain way. Little girls who watch Disney movies often want to grow up to be exactly like the princess in the movies they watched. Little girls grow up wanting to be saved by good-looking prince, to be pretty like the Princesses and have long lucious hair like the Princesses. Most princesses start off either poor or down on their luck and a handsome young prince comes in and saves the day and they become a princess. Boys often grow up wanting to be strong, charming, fight the villians of they girls they love, and be rich. Most Princes are good looking, save the princess in the end and are rich.