“I’m aware of it but I try and rise above it. Sometimes I just try and make more of an effort to win confidence and gain trust. I haven’t let it be an obstacle but I have been aware of a sort of insidious, low-lying subliminal attitude. It’s annoying that one has to compensate for being a woman.”
How this ever made it to the cinemas is beyond me. Besides the obvious body-shaming, there is another troubling message in the trailer for this upcoming animated film. The clip perpetuates the over-sexualisation of the female body.
“I got to a stage where I was like, ‘Fuck this, I’ve had enough now. I’ve given it ten years, nothing is changing. I still can’t walk down the road without getting catcalled or go for a run by myself without feeling threatened. I need to do something.’”
It’s a classic film, one which many people love to cuddle up to and watch over Christmas time because who doesn’t love a good romance story?
But what if that romance story is really just a dedication to important men and how women’s lives essentially revolve around them? What if that tale of true love is really just a representation of weak women being of service to men? What if the film reinforces the idea that women are defined by their relationships to men?