Misogyny in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”? A feminist critique reviewed

Recently, I finally watched Disney’s 1989 masterpiece “The Little Mermaid” and was so enthralled that I decided to research academic analyses of it in order to fathom its awesomeness more deeply. To my dismay, I soon came across sundry feminist critiques decrying it as sexist. Here, I examine one which was published soon after the film’s release, but for simplicity and entertainment value, I will adress (many of) its arguments as though I were talking directly to the author.