While it is apparent by this point in our lives that the Disney movies are extremely gender normative and have consequently filled little boys and girls with plans and idea for how they should be acting and wanting out of life. I watched Cinderalla with my sister and inadvertently (and much to my little sister’s annoyance) saw everything under a more critical lens. Cinderella is characterized as weak and spends her day hoping for aspects of her life to change instead of making them happen. Her salvation comes only in the form of the Prince’s ball and his consequential pursuit of Cinderella. This shows that a woman’s only salvation was either the company of another man or misery. She epitomizes the central “someday-my-prince-will-come” mentality that portrays women as helpless and dependent on a male figure, almost like a father. Cinderella also shows that male/female interactions are dependent solely on physical characteristics rather than intellectual ones. She makes a whole new dress just to make sure that the Prince will notice her when she is at the ball and only when she dresses in this way does she attract the attention of the Prince. Because Cinderella’s stepsisters lack beauty, they show that women who weren’t as attractive were generally mean and overlooked by men. Women are also placed in specific roles in society. In a musical number, as the mice are scurrying to make Cinderella’s dress, one female mouse tells a male mouse, who is carrying needle and thread to “leave the sewing for the women.” A simple line like that shows the roles that people feel women should play. Women should be in charge household chores like sewing, cooking and cleaning; all things that Cinderella does in the movie. More so, the movie tells men that they shouldn’t be partaking in these activities because it is a women’s responsibility.