Ranked: Disney Princesses From Least To Most Feminist

I just saw Brave, and it got me thinking about the grand tradition of Disney princesses. Brave is a Pixar movie, and its heroine, Merida, is a fairy-tale feminist. Disney princesses for the most part, are not. Most need to be rescued by their male love interests; almost all the Disney Princess movies end in marriage or engagement. But that doesn’t mean they’re all equally regressive. There’s actually a wide range, from appalling to not half bad.

Now, I know ranking anything by perceived feminism is problematic, as your professor might put it, but go with me for the sake of discussion. And lest we get carried away, rules: no sequels, prequels, or “midsequels” will be assessed, and all contestants must be officially part of the Disney Princesses franchise, a marketing juggernaut that’s being sold to a five-year-old girl you know even as we speak. From least to most feminist, your Disney Princesses…

Read the full ranking and see which princess is in the top spot at Nerve.com.

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