Why are most villains women? …This is interesting!
Because we look fabulous while doing it.
jafar, captain hook and hades all look like the sassy gay friends in the group
Let’s be real, guys. It’s bc non-normative femininity is monstrous.
Like that is why all the villains are these amazing beautiful badass impressive feminine powers; subversive or whatever femininity in “either” gender is a threat, non legible genders and races are threats (look at the distribution of racial “others” in this picture, as well)
These badass feminine powers weren’t necessarily imagined as a good thing by their creators/writers/etc
We’re just reclaiming/reimagining them that way now
Monstrous femininity, bro
Yeah, the male villains are coded feminine because effeminacy in a man (see: Skyfall) is often used as an indicator of evilness or instability (unstable —> dangerous). Same goes for witchcraft (which is itself a feminine code): five of the eight characters up there use some kind of black magic, and of those five two are male. Same ratio of witches to non-witches as of female to male.
It’s always amused me that witches are assumed to be villains in fairytale adaptations, since so many fairytales have witches showing up out of the blue to be helpful for no real reason.
Monstrous femininity. I do adore that turn of phrase.
(Source: daily-disney-dreaming, via perspi-looks)