The latest news out of Disney is that the costumes for some princesses are getting an overhaul that would make the look more modest. This comes after Disney has continuously suffered criticism at the hands of feminists for the look of some of their female characters, specifically Princess Jasmine.

From HelloGiggles:

While obviously an updated wardrobe is never a bad thing, according to those in the Disney Princess know, one of the main reasons for this change is that many were complaining about Jasmine showing her stomach — which is totally understandable, especially taking young body-conscious girls into consideration. But like also, that’s the character’s look from the movie in accordance with the setting and time period of the story, YOU KNOW?  LET JASMINE BE JASMINE.

I find this all rather dumb, and it’s dumb on behalf of both parties. It was foolish of Disney to cave into the feminist, social justice demand that everything be as they say. As I’ve written before, the best thing a corporation can do in response to any demands made by the social justice crowd is to say no, let them rage until something else distracts them, and move on with your business. Caving to them only tells the feminists, and social justice crowd that they can control your business without ever being hired.

But what really gets me about the feminist push is that this is the same group of women who complain that Jasmine looks too revealing, or is just eye candy for the patriarchy, and putting negative thoughts into “body positive” people, et al, is the same people who tell us women should never be shamed for their body.

In fact, feminists are famous for their tendency to engage en masse in “slut walks,” where they get half, to fully naked, and walk down the street saying how their bodies and how they’re dressed should not make a difference in how people look at them. Here are some examples of just how concerned feminists are about clothing in public.

 

 

And these are some of the most PG-13 pictures I could find. The feminists didn’t seem to care too much about modesty there, did they? Tons of exposed midriffs, and more.

I keep hearing from feminists two opposing arguments being made at the same time. That women should be free to be as revealing and sexually explicit with their bodies as they want, and that sexualizing the female body is bad and disrespectful.

It makes me think that if Disney had made the move without the direction of the feminists, that the feminists would have gotten angry over Disney making the female body out to be a shameful thing. This leads me the first, and main point.

The feminists aren’t outraged about Jasmine, or Pocahontas’s look. If Jasmine chopped off her pants close to the bottom of her butt and scrawled “SLUT” across her stomach, she’d be celebrated as a feminist hero and would fit right in at a feminist march. They aren’t offended at all.

This is a power play. Feminists pressuring one of the largest corporations in the world to fall in with their message, and sense of morality, thereby swaying others into thinking along the same lines as them. You can also see it happening to Marvel, DC, and other media outlets and platforms. The goal isn’t to make the world a better place, the goal is to assert a level of control that pushes one message, and excludes all others.

In other words the goal isn’t to “LET JASMINE BE JASMINE,” it’s to make Jasmine a foothold. Something that the feminists and SJWs can look to as proof that with enough pressure, and pseudo-moral browbeating, they can get one of the most powerful entities on the planet to capitulate to their “outrage.”

Bad form, Disney.