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<p>Disney is embracing a new tool called &#x201C;GD-IQ: Spellcheck for Bias&#x201D; in an effort to improve diversity in storytelling.</p><br /><p>Imagine if some of Disney&#x2019;s classic movies were released for the first time today&#x2014;<em>Song of the South</em>, say, or the original cut of&#xA0;<em>Dumbo</em>, with its infamous Jim Crow scene. Or how about <em>Cinderella</em>, <em>Snow White</em>, and <em>Sleeping Beauty, </em>all of which relied on damsel-in-distress tropes. Then there&#x2019;s Ariel, who was forced to give up her voice to land the man of her dreams. Ursula the Sea Witch even sang, &#x201C;The men up there don&#x2019;t like a lot of blabber, they think a girl who gossips is a bore. Yes, on land it&#x2019;s much preferred for ladies not to say a word,&#x201D; in her classic but now cringeworthy signature song, &#x201C;Poor Unfortunate Souls.&#x201D;</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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