It was 1982 when Colette Dowling attracted the world’s attention with the publication of The Cinderella Complex. In over 20 years since, princess stories such as Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty have been produced and consumed in increasing numbers. Because these stories are produced in such great numbers, they have a correspondingly vast influence. This book uses Disney animation to analyze folklore’s hidden meanings. Its goal: for both men and women to be released from the curses of “masculinity” and “femininity” that have been cast on our minds while we were unaware and to create a truly gender-equal society.