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soldiers in petticoats: a disney ladies fanmix

I didn't write a Disney, Fairytales, and Women post this week, but I have an excuse! I made this enormous beast of a fanmix with 62 songs, each one for a different Disney lady.

soldiers in petticoats from verhexen on 8tracks Radio.

Tracklist behind the cut!

Disney, Fairytales, and Women, Part 3: Witches and Magical Beings

"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?"  - The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Not long ago I was listening to a review of Brave in which the reviewer said he didn't like that he didn't know if the witch was good or bad. In Disney, of course, witches are almost always evil, and if they're good, they're called something else (hence the title of this installment). In folk and fairytales, witches are often neutral or even helpful, though of course bad witches still exist. In fact, there's a pretty even mix of alignments in magical beings. Simply expecting a witch to be either "good" or "bad" is something that's almost entirely Disney's doing, as even in the more modern editions of the European fairytales from which Disney movies come the magical beings come in all points on the morality spectrum.

When you think of a Disney witch, you probably think of the evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film version of the Queen after her t…

womp womp

I intended to post the next part of my Disney, Fairytales, and Women series today but I forgot to take my meds last night and I feel absolutely wretched. Learn from my mistakes, kids. I'll have it up either tomorrow or later this week. In the meantime, have an apology photo: