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It's not easy being a Disney princess. Our favorite characters offer advice on avoiding abuse.

Disney princesses have been known for their happily ever after scenarios. But what happens after the films fade to black?
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: July 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm •  Published: July 12, 2014
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Every Disney movie doesn't always end happily ever after. At least not the ones depicted in images released this summer by artist Saint Hoax.

In the visuals, which were created to raise awareness of domestic and sexual abuse, Disney princesses are being violated by their loved ones.

The first campaign, called Princest Diaries, shows a variety of your favorite Disney women — Ariel, Jasmine, and Sleeping Beauty — being raped by their cartoon family members.

The second campaign, called "Happy Never After," depicts the same Disney characters as battered, bruised and broken.

You can view the images here and here. Note: The images are graphic and may be unsuitable for children.

“It’s disturbing, but that’s the point,” Time magazine’s Eliana Dockterman wrote. “The series of images … are meant to raise awareness and encourage victims to report cases of domestic abuse.”

According to a 1992 report by the Department of Justice, 46 percent of victims younger than 12 have been sexually assaulted by a family member. More recently, that number has dropped to 34.2 percent.

"Disney princess are perceived as ideal females," Hoax, the artist, told The Huffington Post. "They belong to a fairytale land where happy ever afters are bound to happen. But what happens after the happy ever after?"

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