Disney princesses speak less than men in their films, data shows
“Seen and not heard” is an adage that applies more to Disney princesses than you think.
Interesting (and disappointing) new research shows that since 1989, Disney princesses speak less than men in their films, according to The Washington Post
Data linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer analyzed all dialogue in Disney princess films and found that men have three times as many lines as female characters. This trend started with the Little Mermaid, where men speak 68% of the time. The statistics carry on well into the ’90s from there, with men speaking 71% of the time in Beauty and the Beast, 76% of the time in Pocahontas and 77% of the time in Mulan Read more…