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J'sais pas si t'étais au courant, mais un nouveau film d'animation Disney va sortir très bientôt : Moana. C'est l'histoire de Moana, une ado maori qui décide de sauver son peuple en prenant la mer. Au travers de ses aventures, elle rencontre Maui, un semi-dieu qui la guide dans sa quête et l'aide à trouver sa voie. Ils voyagent et affrontent les épreuves ensemble jusqu'à ce que Moana découvre sa propre identité.

Jusqu'à maintenant, ça a l'air du scénario typique d'un film Disney, right? Une princesse qui rencontre un prince, ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d'enfant, et tout le tralala. Sauf que non, ce film Disney ne sera pas comme les autres. Moana n'aura pas de prince.

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Countless movies feature male protagonists whose objectives are noble and completely void of women and romance. So while the reverse shouldn't be a surprise, historically speaking, such has not been the case. Even when women are able to land the lead role of a film, her objectives usually involve being swept off her feet by a man, and the contents of the movie entail obstacles in which she works tirelessly to become worthy of a man’s love. Thanks to Disney, we are seeing less of this as our princesses are slowly morphing into superheroes. 

In this new era of equality, Hollywood is finally putting forth an effort to make women in charge of important narratives in which they are three-dimensional. You know, like women in real life. Women on screen now get to be smart, witty, athletic, courageous, self-sufficient, and in charge of a narrative beyond the shopping mall. Women who don’t-need-a-man without explicitly drawing attention to a self-awareness of this attitude, as to not promote that this attitude is a noble rarity. 

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