27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

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We recently asked followers of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite feminist Disney moments. Here are the brilliant results.

1. Elastigirl proving that women are just as strong as men in the The Incredibles.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by marcovargasg

2. Princess Jasmine rejecting her father’s expectations and traditional standards of marriage.

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Via Walt Disney Pictures / barkingsparrows.tumblr.com

 

Submitted by Miranda Hermanski, Facebook and Maddi Lewis

3. Mulan fighting in the army and saving all of China.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Alreem Kamal, Facebook

4. And beating all of the men by reaching the arrow in “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Danielle Harrington, Facebook

5. Princess Merida breaking the tradition of marriage by shooting for her own hand in Brave.

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Via Walt Disney Pictures / youtube.com

 

Submitted by Miranda Hermanski, Facebook

6. Belle breaking stereotypes by being a well-educated woman in a 1800s French village.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Alyssa Bjorkquist, Facebook

7. And rejecting Gaston’s marriage proposal and misogynistic tendencies.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Alyssa Bjorkquist, Facebook

8. Ariel singing this incredibly powerful line in “Part of Your World.”

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Tirsa Spiller, Facebook

9. Princess Tiana prevailing against racism and never losing sight of her dream restaurant.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Kimblepins

10. Widow Tweed royally winning the car chase against Amos Slade in The Fox and the Hound.

Via Walt Disney Pictures / Netflix

Via Walt Disney Pictures / Netflix

 

Submitted by Sarah Murillo, Facebook

11. Go Go’s beautiful edit of a typically sexist phrase against the boys in Big Hero 6.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Jill Garrison, Facebook

12. Nani raising Lilo when their parents died, and never giving up for a better life, even when she lost her job.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Rebecca Bernard, Facebook

13. Maleficent demonstrating that true love’s kiss doesn’t necessarily have to be between a man and a woman.

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Via Walt Disney Pictures / youtube.com

 

Submitted by abbydad123

14. Meg shutting down Hercules’ classic manly rescue.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by JillAnn Meunier, Facebook

15. The groundbreaking feminist song number, “Sister Suffragette,” from Mary Poppins.

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Via Walt Disney Pictures / fidelityfiduciary.tumblr.com

 

Submitted by Rachael Crawley, Facebook

16. Elsa escaping society’s expectations of who she should be and deciding to be her true self.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Laura Coy Zavala, Facebook

17. And Anna showing her bravery by saving Elsa from Hans.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Sarah Daugherty, Facebook

18. Marie proving women are just as physically tough as men in The Aristocats.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Patricia Keegan, Facebook

19. Giselle catching Robert at the end of Enchanted, proving that the prince isn’t always the one who saves the princess.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Spencer Althouse, Facebook

20. Cruella de Vil never taking insults from anyone while being the ultimate boss of her own business.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Jessica Bri Lawrence, Facebook

21. The Beret Girl’s fierce rejection of Bradley Uppercrust III’s condescending comments in An Extremely Goofy Movie.

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Via Walt Disney Pictures / africant.tumblr.com

 

Submitted by Rachel Torento, Facebook

22. Esmeralda fighting for the outcasts and making sure everyone in the world has equality.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Lindsay Moore, Facebook

23. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather saving the kingdom with their magic in Sleeping Beauty.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Tim Tran, Facebook

24. Rapunzel finally finding her strength and standing up to Mother Gothel.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by Brie Lowrey, Facebook

25. Mia Thermopolis’ killer speech about ruling Genovia without a king in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Mia Thermopolis' killer speech about ruling Genovia without a king in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Submitted by Tirsa Spiller, Facebook

26. Pocahontas choosing to stay behind with her tribe instead of following John Smith to Europe.

27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy
27 Feminist Disney Moments That Unapologetically Smashed The Patriarchy

Submitted by mirandab428f186a0

27. And Walt Disney’s own interpretation of Cinderella.

And Walt Disney's own interpretation of Cinderella.

Submitted by courtneye4c1d0f252

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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