Disney Princesses, Abusive Relationships, and the Young Adult Novel

‘Disney Princesses, Abusive Relationships, and the Young Adult Novel’ – published at Spry Literary Journal

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In most of the young adult novels I’ve read, a romantic man-woman relationship is central to the story. And in nearly every case, the man is dominant and the woman is submissive. This dynamic often plays out subtly—so subtly that it’s hard to identify it or determine where it comes from.

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