So I bought this Crayola Mini coloring pages set, because hey, a bitch likes Disney Princesses even if I had to be damn near thirty to see one like me. 80 pages, 6 mini markers that I won’t use because I like to color in coloring books in colored pencils, for that coloring practice without having to do the linework feel, 5 bucks, not too bad. Ariel and Cinderella (and Belle) on the front, Tiana and Rapunzel on the back.
So I get them out and we’ve got Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Okay, that’s eight of them so to be fair everyone should get 10 pages, right? So I sort them.
I wouldn’t be bitching on Tumblr if it was fair.
The distribution is as follows, with every design getting 2 pages:
Ariel: 8 different designs, 16 pages 20%
Belle: 6 different designs, 12 pages 15%
Cinderella: 6 different designs, 12 pages 15%
Aurora: 5 different designs, 10 pages 12.5%
Rapunzel: 5 different designs, 10 pages 12.5%
Snow White: 4 different designs, 8 pages 10%
Jasmine: 4 different designs, 8 pages 10%
Tiana: 2 different designs, 4 pages, 5%
So out of 80 pages we got 15% of the whole thing to any princesses of color (and only two of them), and 5% to Tiana who came out right before Rapunzel, and 85% of pages to white princesses.
But you know, representation don’t matter, everything is fair in Disney, they do their best, everyone does, historical accuracy, Frozen was such a good uplifting movie, why are you complaining, Disney is fair, take what is offered and quit whining, it is you who are the racisms, derailment white whine etc etc etc.
I love some math to get the point across. Also note: even though Mulan and Pocahontas are just as classic as any of these princesses (I’m assuming the book came out before Merida), they’re not included at all