Welcome to The Princess and the Blog, the world of politics and princess.

A Bit More Background

I am a doctoral researcher currently undertaking a PhD in Politics. The main reason why I started this blog was to have a creative outlet, and share my thoughts with you. My main interests are feminism, the way society sees women, and the way women see themselves. I focus on this in a particular way by using cultural phenomenons to see how women are portrayed within film, literature and the media, examining the effect this has upon women in society.

Why is this important? I believe there is still a gender gap. This is not only highlighted in politics, but also in everyday things like adverts, products and film. As a child, some of my ideas about my place in society as a woman were shaped by those elements. This is why I believe that franchises like The Walt Disney Company have a great power to change people’s perspectives on gender roles, and I hope one day I can be one of the people that inspires that change.

I welcome you to post your thoughts comments so I can always think about new perspectives and counter arguments. However please do so respectfully to me and to others, I want this to be an open place where thoughts and ideas can be discussed.


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