Disney princesses have been around for more than 80 years already, which means that several generations of girls have been obsessing over them, taking on many of their traits. Disney princesses aren’t perfect — they all have their strengths and weaknesses, and there’s something to learn from every one of them.
It’s no surprise that only 34% of participants thought Aurora was a good role model, and 9% highly doubted it. She only appeared on screen for 18 minutes of the whole movie and did literally nothing.
Although she’s stubborn, curious, and independent, Ariel is often criticized for leaving her family for someone she didn’t even know. And this light-mindedness is what put her in second-to-last place.
The image of Cinderella is quite controversial nowadays. She’s criticized by many feminists for not being able to stand up for herself in front of her abusive stepmother and sisters and for needing a man to rescue her. At the same time, nobody can deny that she’s kind to everyone and has the temper and manners of a true lady.