"I used to love Mulan when I was younger. Now that I’m older all I can think about is how the only reason she was able to accomplish anything was because she dressed as a man. I don’t really think that makes her a good role model, when there are so many women in history who accomplished equally as impressive things, just as women"
She didn’t accomplish what she did because she was dressed as a man. She grew that strength on her own. The only way people would acknowledge her strength is by her dressing like a man. She is the perfect role model. She didn’t let a patriarchy put her down, and she went to lengths that nobody else would. If anything, this movie does not tell you to pretend to be a man or wish to be one, but to force the world to see that woman are just as capable as men.