Over the years, Disney has been trying to be progressive by catering to new movements, protests, and internet up-rages. Focusing on feminism and female empowerment and blah blah blah. Most of the male characters in recent Disney Princess films are seen as weak or silly or irresponsible, while the woman is seen as complete priority with no weakness. (I really don’t like this, just my opinion)
Lots of people had been calling Zootopia (2017) “SJW propaganda” but I really think it’s the opposite.
Judy Hops is a bunny (prey) who had always been seen as a minority, incapable, and kinda been treated like sh*t her whole life by “predators”. She has dreamed since she was an elementary schooler to become a cop even though no bunny has ever done that before. Throughout the years, Judy has trained, studied, and worked her butt off to become a cop WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT. She knew it’d be an adjustment to society but she new what she wanted and didn’t hurt anyone to reach her goals, and pushed her limits the whole movie to be the best her she can be. Now not only is she inspirational as a female or “prey” but she an inspirational character in general, gender aside.
So long story short, Judy becomes Zootopia’s first ever bunny cop, and works with all the other cops who are portrayed as bigger and stronger. She has support from the mayor (a lion-predator) and his assistant, Bellweather (a sheep-prey).
The Mayor mistreats Bellwether to the point where she feels victimized. Her reaction is to drug other predators with a group of fellow sheep to create an illusion that ALL predators are horrible nasty animals by saying they’ve gone “savage”. Other citizens of Zootopia are assuming it has to do with the predators previously aggressive genetics.
Here’s a few examples of the targeted predators:
An otter who has a wife and children, who according to his wife would never hurt anyone.
A rainforest predator who was willingly going to help Judy by giving her information towards her case
Bellwether is the VILLAIN in the story, who I consider the SJW. Someone who goes out of their way to make all men look like disgraceful people to be an empowerment to other women or “minorities” or “victims”. The mayor did mistreat her, i am NOT disregarding that. But to commit that crime was uncalled for, targeting INNOCENT PREDATORS which eventually got her locked up. Disney managed to show punishment to the SJW and express that an act as disgraceful as Bellwether’s should not be justified.
To sum it all up, I believe Judy is a PERFECT description of am empowering female character. Hard working, confident, positive, strong, and the ability to do the right thing even when it’s hard are just a few of her qualities. Bellwether is a perfect description of an SJW. A woman or minority who would destroy lives just for internal empowerment, self reassurance, and to cope with being victimized by an individual.
It is STILL feminist to not be someone who starts yelling at ppl who disagree with them, blame all men, discourage other women for supporting a man, etc etc.
I believe women should strive to be more like Judy and not like Bellwether.
Remember guys this is just my opinion. If you agree with me that’s great and if you don’t that’s okay too. Zootopia was an amazing movie either way, I absolutely loved it.