Disney and it’s female evolution

**DISCLAIMER** This is not a “feminist rant” nor am I am expert on feminism. It is just an opinion piece.

This blog is written by a 19 year old female in the UK so, like many others, a person who’s childhood consisted of watching countless Walt Disney classics and dreaming of the fairy tale ideals that they create.

For most people, when thinking about Walt Disney films, we think of Princesses and Princes, and heroes saving damsels in distress. Think Prince Charming saving Cinderella from her wicked step-family. Aladdin saving Jasmine from having to marry a prince she didn’t love. Hercules saving Meg from Hades. The list goes on. But it’s argued that very few Disney productions have a female heroes that a “handsome prince” didn’t have to save. Is that really the case?

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How to BOSS a romantic single night in

Winter months can be some of the loneliest times for singletons. You hear all of your friends talking about their trips to Winter Wonderland with “bae” and what romcom your bestie and her significant other are cosying up to tonight. But in reality who really needs a man for a romantic night in anyway?

Here’s is all you need to have the best night in when you’re single, in 5 easy steps.

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Aladdin: The West End musical you need to see this Christmas

Everybody knows the story of Aladdin from the 1992 Disney classic or various pantos across the years. But this year panto needs to step aside for the magical West End production of the classic.

Disney’s Aladdin has been staged at the Prince Edward Theatre since June, but now is the time to see it. The glitz and glamour of the cave of wonders is reminiscent of the new Christmas decorations, lighting up Soho, which is bound to get anyone in the festive mood.

So, what really makes this multi million pound production so good?

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The lovechild of Gaga, Versace and American TV

Lady Gaga has some flashy boots to fill with her latest acting role in the third season of Ryan Murphy’s American TV series, American Crime Story.

The “Bad Romance” singer is set to play the role of Donatella Versace, as the 10-episode series tells the story of her brother and fashion designer, Gianni Versace’s murder.
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Keeping your kids safe this Halloween

 

Halloween is an exciting time for children (and some adults), with the prospects of going out at night, dressing up and collecting enough sweets to last until the Christmas selection boxes come out. But as always, with excited children comes concerned parents-no matter how old they get.

Whether your children are just starting to go trick or treating or if they are off to their first house party, there are always things you can do to help keep them safe; here are some ideas.

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