Pupils taught Disney fairy tales promote sexism and domestic violence in online lesson plan

Pupils are being taught that Disney fairy tales promote sexism and domestic violence in a lesson plan circulated among teachers.

For centuries, children have grown up with Beauty and the Beast, which tells the story of how a cursed man-beast is transformed into a handsome prince when an evil spell is broken by the love of a beautiful and gentle young girl.

But now pupils as young as 11 are being taught that loyal heroine Belle is in an abusive relationship with the Beast in which “her only asset is her sexuality”.

Share