Disney princesses speak less than men in their films, data shows

Disney princesses speak less than men in their films, data shows
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“Seen and not heard” is an adage that applies more to Disney princesses than you think.

Interesting (and disappointing) new research shows that since 1989, Disney princesses speak less than men in their films, according to The Washington Post

Data linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer analyzed all dialogue in Disney princess films and found that men have three times as many lines as female characters. This trend started with the Little Mermaid, where men speak 68% of the time. The statistics carry on well into the ’90s from there, with men speaking 71% of the time in Beauty and the Beast, 76% of the time in Pocahontas and 77% of the time in Mulan Read more…

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Why is the Internet obsessed with Disney princesses?

Why is the Internet obsessed with Disney princesses?

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Take a moment and be honest with yourself. Sometime in the past few months, you — of your own free and sober will — opened up and read a “Disney princess” listicle. Or quiz. Or worst yet, Tumblr post

Of course, this isn’t the kind of media you typically digest—you consider yourself a far more epicurean consumer. Ten years ago, while the feral, piddling intellects of the world scrounged like dogs for local news scraps, you had a print subscription to The Economist. And while you haven’t read that Ta-Nehisi Coates article just quite yet, you already liked it twice on Facebook. You’re not like the rest of these media-savvy millennial degenerates. There was just something about this “Disney princesses as hot dogs” story that touched you, psychologically. You are, and it was, different. Read more…

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Why is the Internet obsessed with Disney princesses?