I hate the original Disney Princesses. I would want my daughter growing up to be a strong, independent woman, who knows how to use her brain to get places in life. I wouldn't want her to think that if she gets herself dolled up all pretty, then some handsome prince will come whisk her away to a fairytale land where she doesn't have to do shit but be pampered for the rest of her life. From what I have seen, the original Disney princesses are weak and helpless, and need a man.
I will also raise my son to search for a woman who is strong and independent, one who doesn't need a man to stand on her own two feet in life.
In my opinion, most original Disney princesses set a bad example for kids, and give them unrealistic expectations of how relationships should be.
-Ariel was controlled by her father, and she tried to break free only to end up helpless and in need of Eric to help her through life.
-Snow White depended on the dwarves to go to work and pay the bills while she just sat at home cooking and cleaning for them all day.
-Cinderella was dependent on her father, and then he died, leaving her helpless and under the control of her evil stepmother, then some magic happened and she got all prettied up and the prince saved her.
-Belle depended on her father, and then he was locked up and Belle let herself be imprisoned instead instead of trying harder to break him out, and spent that time controlled by the Beast Adam until he fell for her and turned back into a man.
-Rapunzel was so helpless, she couldn't even climb out of that freaking tower until some handsome dude came to rescue her.
-Jasmine was dependent on the Sultan, and wasn't allowed to marry the man she loved because he wasn't a prince. At least the Sultan finally came to his senses in the end, but he still had to give his PERMISSION.
-Aurora's parents arranged her marriage when she was a baby to Prince Phillip, and he had to rescue her after the witch knocked her out with a poison apple because she was dumb enough to eat it.
Seriously, the only original Disney princess I have any respect for is Mulan, and I'm not sure if she actually qualifies as a princess.
At least they're making the newer Disney movies give the characters some self worth, but the originals are terrible.