Disney characters: not great role models
Pocahontas (1995) – Saves a man’s life with her two assets, her beauty and her animal companions.
Mulan (1998) – Saves a county from a racist caricature with her two assets, her intelligence and her animal companions. Picks up a boyfriend along the way.
Giselle (2007) – Taken care of by strangers because of her only asset, her beauty. Saved by a kiss from a man. Saves a man with help from her animal companions.And if this just isn't enough for you, you can always watch Sarah Haskins' take on Disney princesses - it's old, but excellent. And for goodness' sake, can somebody tell me why Disney is so obsessed with the animal companions?
But if you thought this was a problem just for female characters, think again - Disney princes are equally vapid. Another great cartoon (thanks to Flora for the tip, via BuzzFeed):