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Even so, Hall is not the first person to recognise that fairytales, with their centuries-old concerns and power structures, can be particularly problematic in shaping children’s sense of gender role and agency. The negative effects on young girls of “ princess culture ”, as pushed by Disney and its related marketing, are now the subject of numerous academic studies; Disney, for its part, has tried to mitigate this by introducing feistier heroines in recent years, but the white, passive, heteronormative girl with impossible waist measurements still prevails.