8 Images of Gender-Bending Disney Characters Showcase a Different Type of Beauty

Disney has a history of reinforcing some extremely questionable gender roles in its films. Case in point:

  

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To combat the strict stereotypes that Disney princes and princesses represent, some geniuses at Imgur have started swapping the genders of Disney characters. Genderbent Disney shows that Disney clearly gets a little lazy when it comes to reusing their character molds, making it surprisingly easy to look more feminine. To make a male character look more classically feminine, for example, all you need to do is round the chin, soften the jaw and make the nose a little slimmer.

But with the simplicity of these alterations — a few millimeters of nose, a different hairstyle — Disney accidentally makes a meaningful point about the fluidity of gender expression.

Scroll down and revel the beautifully gender swapped images.

1. 'Beauty and the Beast'


2. 'Cinderella'


3. 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'


4. 'Sleeping Beauty'


5. 'The Princess and the Frog'


6. 'The Little Mermaid'


7. 'Aladdin'


8. 'Pocahontas'


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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes is a senior staff writer at Mic focused on music, activism and the intersection between the two. He's based in New York and can be reached at tom@mic.com.

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