How Disney princesses have changed radically over the years
It's National Princess Day in the United States today
For more than six decades, Disney has held a monopoly over children's films, forming the basis of several generations' perceptions of what men and women should act like. The media giant has done its best to engage with up-to-date standards and norms, and while their work has been revolutionary at times, it has also been quite regressive at others.
Disney princesses have long reflected the social context of their times, which is why their evolution has been as drastic as the cultural shifts we've seen over the past century. Click ahead to journey through Disney's most celebrated women, and see whether much has changed at all.
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