Does this film have anything to do with DADT?

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    Dec 25, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    I just realized that the 1998 animated film Mulan of the Disney Renaissance could be related to DADT.





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    Dec 26, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    Ehm, Mulan is about Imperial China.... in those days rules about separation of the roles of men and women was extremely strict...

    The roles of men and women in American society may not be as "progressive" as those of Norway, but it still is a FAR cry from Imperial China
  • calibro

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    Dec 26, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    i think you're twenty and most senators are in their 60s and have no idea what Mulan is so your perception is a bit skewed
  • Little_Spoon

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    Dec 26, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    Great Movie. Great Musical Numbers.


    No Correlation.
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidwhy is there no correlation? i see it, in imperial china girls weren't allowed to do military service because they were deemed unfit similar to gays in the american military and both Mulan and gays mask themselves in order to serve


    well, there was no gay marriage in california before tila tequila did her dating show, but then there was so i guess that's why gay marriage passed.
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidwhy is there no correlation? i see it, in imperial china girls weren't allowed to do military service because they were deemed unfit similar to gays in the american military and both Mulan and gays mask themselves in order to serve


    I think this is just stretching one point to fit another. I'd sooner relate Mulan to women serving in the U.S. military than gays. In any case, I highly doubt Disney had DADT in mind when they made this movie.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Dec 26, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    errol88 said
    PrinceOfArya saidwhy is there no correlation? i see it, in imperial china girls weren't allowed to do military service because they were deemed unfit similar to gays in the american military and both Mulan and gays mask themselves in order to serve


    I think this is just stretching one point to fit another. I'd sooner relate Mulan to women serving in the U.S. military than gays. In any case, I highly doubt Disney had DADT in mind when they made this movie.


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    Dec 26, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    You know, I bet it was. I bet the senate and HR sat down and watched Mulan and were so extremely moved that they decided to repeal DADT.

    Now which one of these smiley faces am I supposed to use for sarcasm...
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidYou know, I bet it was. I bet the senate and HR sat down and watched Mulan and were so extremely moved that they decided to repeal DADT.

    Now which one of these smiley faces am I supposed to use for sarcasm...


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    Dec 26, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidwhy is there no correlation? i see it, in imperial china girls weren't allowed to do military service because they were deemed unfit similar to gays in the american military and both Mulan and gays mask themselves in order to serve

    I don't think it's a matter deeming them unfit as much as social boundaries.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_women_warriors_in_folklore#East_Asia
    # Yim Wing-chun, often cited in Wing Chun legends as the first Wing Chun master.
    # Fu Hao was one of the many wives of King Wu Ding of the Shang Dynasty and, unusually for that time, also served as a military general and high priestess.
    # Mother Lü began a peasant rebellion.
    # Li Xiu successfully defeated rebels as a military commander.
    # Lady of Yue a swordswoman
    # Qin Liangyu fought battles with her husband.
    # Sun Shangxiang was the sister of the warlord Sun Quan, is often depicted as a tomboy, as she received extensive martial arts training and her maidservants were armed with weapons, which was odd for her time.
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    Dec 26, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    It most likely wasn't an intentional correlation... but that doesn't mean you can't find interesting similarities between the two.
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    Dec 26, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    Are people serious here?
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    Dec 26, 2010 11:50 AM GMT
    I think I broke the play botton on Reflections lol love that song!
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    Dec 26, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
    There is Mulan 2 ...lol. It was actually good, made me cry. >_<. anyway..i agree to all of the guys here....A Girl trying to be a guy just to get in the army...but hey, who gives a sh*t if its your free will?. No one makes the rules for us if we want something fulfilling. O_O...