These linguists studied female Disney characters — what they found is startling

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‘Did you know Aurora in Sleeping Beauty only speaks 18 sentences? It’s no surprise then that the film gets a bad rap for its lack of leading lady lines, but what may surprise you more is that Sleeping Beauty (which came out in 1959) actually features more female dialogue than Frozen (which came out in 2013).

The most iconic Disney animated film characters are women, due in part to the princess franchise. So, we’re surprised to learn that the percentage of female speaking roles, as well as overall speaking time, in Disney films has actually dropped over the past few decades.’

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