Hillary Clinton as a Disney Princess? You Have to See This

Artist David Trumble created these cartoons to highlight how confining the "princess ideal" is for girls -- and women

“Why do we paint all of our fictitious female role models with the same brush?” That’s the dialogue artist David Trumble wanted to spark when he created a set of cartoons depicting a diverse array of real-world role model women through history as sparkly, glossy Disney princess-ized versions of themselves.

After his work originally appeared on Huff Post Parents back in May, it generated a heated debate -- though the artist felt many people missed the satiric nature of the work. Now, Trumble voices his true intention:

“The cartoon is a satire that is not meant to glamorize the princess versions of the characters, but rather to make fun of the very limiting princess mold by showing how ridiculous it is to try to crowbar real-life heroes into the template," he says. "It comes down to this: Our cultural ideal of a woman is this princess mold that has been captured by too many cartoon media outlets, books and movies. Being an ideal woman has come to mean squeezing your individual greatness into this archetype. My drawings are meant to convey that greatness in women exists in our history books and before our eyes... We have to change our consumer habits, before others will change what they sell to our daughters.”

Check out Trumble's "World of Women":

Princess Marie Curie

David Trumble 

Princess Jane Goodall

David Trumble 

Princess Harriet Tubman

David Trumble 

Princess Gloria Steinem

David Trumble

Princess Susan B. Anthony

David Trumble 

Princess Rosa Parks

David Trumble 

Princess Hillary Clinton

David Trumble 

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

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