Netflix changes sexist ‘Pocahontas’ summary after online backlash




Sorry Netflix, Pocahontas yearns for no man

Adrienne Keene, author of the blog Native Appropriations, realized in late August that the Netflix summary for the 1995 hit Disney film Pocahontas had a curious, and mostly sexist, connotation

Apparently Pocahontas is on @netflix now. Can we talk about this description?

— Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops) September 1, 2015

Sure Netflix, let’s casually ignore the part where she stops a war. A WAR

Keene continued on Twitter, noting the description only furthered negative stereotypes of Native American women. (She also discusses in a blog post her issues with the entire premise of the film.) Read more…

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