Chapman University Uses ‘Snow White’ to Teach Students About Sexual Assault

Disney's Snow White
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An anti-rape poster at Chapman University in Orange, California, uses the kiss scene from Disney’s Snow White to teach students about consent.

According to a report from The College Fix, a poster campaign at Chapman University in Orange, California, includes the kiss scene from Disney’s Snow White and a message about consent during sexual intercourse.


“Sleeping people CAN’T say YES,” the poster reads. “Anything but a yes is NO!” Below those phrases is a definition of consent: “conscious, freely given, and obvious.”

The idea of using Disney films to illustrate consent or the lack thereof has been a popular trend over the past two years. In January 2018, Breitbart News reported about a Japanese professor who argued that the prince in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty assaults Princess Aurora when he kisses her to wake her up.

“When you think rationally about Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, that tell of a ‘princess being woken up by the kiss of a prince,’ they are describing sexual assault on an unconscious person. You might think I’m ruining the fantasy of it all, but these stories are promoting sexual violence and I would like everyone to be aware of it,” Professor Kazue Muta, a sociology and gender theory professor at Osaka University wrote in a tweet.

Actress Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in Disney’s Frozen, implied in October 2018 that the kiss in Snow White is a form of sexual assault.

“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” she said. “Because you cannot kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”

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