Disney

Pocahontas and the Indian Princess Myth

The Pocahontas myth has perpetuated the "Indian Princess" stereotype since the 17th century. Cristen and Caroline explore how this stereotype mangles the true history of Native American women and mythbust the Disney version of Pocahontas.

How Bambi Broke Disney's Celluloid Ceiling

The Women Behind Disney

Did you know an army of Disney "animation girls" helped bring its classic films to life? Cristen and Caroline highlight women working in the early days of Disney and women in animation's continuing quest to shatter the celluloid ceiling.

Why the Internet Obsesses Over Disney Princesses

These days, what I don't get so much are the endless Disney Princess remixes that Internet-loving adults can't seem to get enough of. We might like to think we've outgrown kids' stuff like that, but then Buzzfeed Photoshops some beards on the lovely ladies, and they're viral again, and I can't help but wonder why.

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss Disney princesses -- from the recent merchandising craze to theories about how these characters influence young girls for better or worse.