So when I saw this picture for the new Pixar movie Inside Out,
at first I thought the characters were three women and two aliens, but after seeing the trailer I realized the purple and red things were supposed to be dudes. After tracing their faces, I figured out why I was so weirded out:
The two male characters have extremely distinctive face shapes, while the three female characters basically have the exact same shape; round with a small nose.
Now everyone has read about the Elsa/Anna/Rapunzel face debate, but I wanted to see just how far this face thing went. And boy does it go far.
I took pictures of both male and female characters from recent Disney/Pixar movies:
And then traced both of them. Look at the diversity of male face shapes:
AND THE ABSOLUTE FUCKING RIDICULOUSNESS THAT IS SHOWN HERE:
Just take a second to scroll up and look back at the original pictures in case you think I’m joking.
Apparently every Disney woman is a clone/direct descendant of some primordial creature with huge round cheeks and a disturbingly small nose, because there is no other explanation (yes there is(it’s lazy sexism)) for the incredible lack of diversity among these female faces.
WHY DOES EVERY WOMAN THAT YOU HAVE CREATED IN THE LAST DECADE HAVE THE EXACT SAME FACE SHAPE? AND DON’T TELL ME IT’S BECAUSE WOMEN ARE HARDER TO ANIMATE. STOP ASSUMING EVERY WOMAN HAS A ROUND BABY FACE AND A SHORT CUTE BABY NOSE. YOU CAN’T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.
TL;DR: Boys in animated movies have faces that are square, round, skinny, fat, alien-looking, handsome, and ugly. The only face that girls get to have is some round snub-nosed baby face. That’s not right.
I’m so glad more people are noticing this. Maybe now we’ll start doing something about it.