Extended Essay Reflection 1

The topic that I have chosen to explore for my EE is the portrayal of gender stereotypes in Disney animated movies, and how this has evolved over the years. After conducting some initial research and analysing it, I realised that animated Disney movies can be segregated into three distinct phases based on their time period of production. I have selected some movies to focus on within each of these periods and am currently working on analysing them. The biggest problem I faced so far was identifying which movies I wanted to focus on. However, once I analysed my research more thoroughly, I found that there were some movies that were more relevant to my topic than others. I find this topic extremely interesting and am very passionate about gender equality. Hence, I have been enjoying the process of conducting research for my extended essay. I look forward to further developing my ideas.


Question: Share a link to a book, song, film, youtube video that addresses this issue in some way.Tell us why you chose this media source?

The film that I think addresses the issue of gender equality is Mulan. This film was released by Disney in 1998, at a time when gender discrimination was much more prevalent as compared to the present world. It is quite a revolutionary film as it is very different from other Disney films. Disney films generally address a child audience and hence, the fact that this movie shows that even women can fight in battles, is important in shaping the mindset of children