The Questioning of Gender Roles in Children’s Cartoons (Disney Channel)

Posted: February 18, 2014 by maingsaerincharge in Uncategorized
:The Questioning of Gender Roles in Children’s Cartoons:
In this episode of Sofia the First, Princess Sofia wants to join the royal derby team with her brother, Prince James.
She is met with opposition from her older sister, and the boys on the derby team, when she signs up to join.
This is the song they sing in order to remind her of what her hobbies are “supposed” to be, as a princess:

There are many things princesses do
Like hosting balls and dancing too
Or Wearing gowns of pink and blue
That’s what we like to do

There are many things that princes like Jousting polo and taking hikes Suits of armour with lots of spikes That’s what we really like

We do princess things
And we do princely things
And no-one crosses in between
We stick with our routine

Well who knows what i can bring
Flying high upon a wing
I believe that anything
Can be a princess thing

Read a poem or pick daffodils
Sing wistfully in window sills

Derby calls with princely skills

That’s not a proper princess kind of thrill

We do princess things
And we do princely things
And no-one crosses in between
We stick with our routine

We climb trees and jump and swing
While we shop for royal bling

So don’t make a fuss just stick with us And do our princess things

But who knows what i can bring
Flying high upon a wing
I believe that anything
Can be a princess thing

 
 
 
 
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