Disney’s Obsession with Cleaning


If the first thing that comes to mind when the word “Disney” isn’t a young woman cleaning your in for a shock. Just one google search of “Disney and Cleaning” produces pages and pages of women cleaning. Almost every movie from Mulan to Tangled to Aladen to Enchanted to the typical princesses features young women getting their scrub on, all while looking fabulous. Furthermore it is extremely rare to find a man anywhere near the cleaning, though there is one of Gaston throwing a mop looking disgusted, and if there is a “man” it’s probably an animal. So why the need to be so OCD clean Disney? Perhaps its because Disney’s formative years were during the 1940s and 1950s, a time when women were confined to the home with a whole new level of cleanliness expectations (thanks vacuum) and men were away at work all day.


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