AND EXCEPT MULAN FOUGHT FOR HER COUNTRY, NOT A BOY.
right… but she fought and that’s the important thing here… be bad-ass!
Um. Let’s go in order here. Belle is crying because she gave up her life to protect her father. She could have married Gaston and let him be her Prince Charming because all it required was “waiting around” but she didn’t. She would have spent the rest of her life in a tower to protect her father, and get him out of the beasts castle. If you were a prisoner, especially to a horrible, scary, huge, disgusting beast, you’d be crying too.
Ariel? She was crying because she felt like she wasn’t good enough for her father. She was a bit odd and liked collecting things. And sure, one of those “things” happened to be the prince, but she was an outcast to the rest of her family. That’d make you cry, too.
Now, Jasmine, if you do recall, was being forced to marry Jafar when she wanted nothing more than to see the world beyond the palace walls. That’s not “waiting for prince charming” - she didn’t want to get married, but she also knew she wasn’t going to let herself be forced into it by a power-hungry sorcerer.
Aurora is crying because, genius, she just found out her entire life is a lie. And sure, she just found out she’s a princess, but wouldn’t that be a lot to find out on your sixteenth birthday? Not only did she just meet the first man she’s ever laid eyes on, but she was taken from her home, under the cover of night, and put into a completely new life. That’d be enough to make you cry.
Cinderella was deprived of everything her entire life, and forced into slavery by her own stepmother. The one night she does something for herself, takes a chance, it becomes a disaster. She’s sure she’ll be found out. She didn’t wait for prince charming, she was trying to live a life she knew she deserved.
And what the hell? How can you say Mulan did it right when she’s crossed out in the first picture herself? Moral of the story… Just because you cry, just because you hurt, just because you are a girl and are experiencing emotions, doesn’t mean it’s because of a boy. Think before you speak.
Could not have said it better myself.