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Snow White: controversy over kissing & consent
“The grand finale of [new Disneyland ride] Snow White’s Enchanted Wish is the moment when the Prince finds Snow White asleep under the Evil Queen’s spell and gives her ‘true love’s kiss’ to release her from the enchantment.
A kiss he gives to her without her consent, while she’s asleep, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it’s happening.
Haven’t we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn’t been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not OK?”
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Anna Whitehouse – author, columnist and founder of Mother Pukka
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Dr Naomi Sutton – NHS sexual-health consultant on E4’s The Sex Clinic
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Natasha Devon MBE – mental-health and body-image campaigner
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