A Critique of Ableism in Disney’s Girl Meets World

For their final project inĀ FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies (Block C 2021), Anna Boden, Andrew Hoffman, Victoria Calton, Cassia Soodak, and Carlee Castillo critiqued several scenes from an episode Disney’s Girl Meets World that addresses autism and a tweet endorsing the episode from Autism Speaks, focusing especially on ableism. For the new media creation portion of their project, they recreated the scenes and created a series of tweets, carefully acknowledging their own limitations regarding ableism, race, gender, and sexuality during their in-class presentation.

 

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Shattering the Glass Slipper

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This video, written and produced by Avia Hailey, Sakina Bhatti, and Nathalie Reinstein during the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 1 2018, explores Disney princess films.

 

 

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Top and then Bottom L to R: Abigail Turner, Skye Guindon, Jane Hatfield, Professor Heidi R. Lewis, Hunton Russell, Emma Caligor, Sam Lovett, Skylar Owens, Emma Singer, Andra Metcalfe, Jasmine Linder, Avia Hailey, Nathalie Reinstein, and Sakina Bhatti