#recently when someone asked me about feminism #for that is why I wear that ask me about feminsim button #I quoted this to them #and it was all that needed to be said #Mary Poppins is secretly subversive #and Glynnis Fucking Johns is so dope I can not even express.. #and yes David tomlinson rules too
See, I’m all set to love this (AND OH MY GOD MY DAVID TOMLINSON FEELS ARE INEXUSABLY HUGE, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AS MR BANKS), but I really feel like Disney is just making fun of feminism and the suffragette movement in this character. She talks the talk, but she defers IMMEDIATELY to her husband on every matter and isn’t open to him at all about her opinions, which makes her feminism seem hollow and comical; and then it’s also implied that she’s a fairly shitty mother because of her sekrit activism. Like, the main story is that Mary Poppins is there because Mr. Banks works too much and needs to be a more active father, which, word, but she’s also there implicitly because Mrs. Banks is a terrible mom who is more interested in “Feminism” than in paying any attention to either of her children. Who are brought home by the police on the regular.
Doesn’t mean I don’t go around singing “Sister Suffragette.” Just means I have a lot of issues with Disney’s portrayal of the movement.
(Source: ilikeubuturcrazy, via billie-a-jojo)