"This girl gets so much ridiculous torment for "changing her appearance to please her man" and "using sex appeal to win him over".
That is not what she does. Ariel is motivated to have legs and be part of the human world even before she has ever SEEN Prince Eric. You know what Ariel does?
She dares to be an outcast, an outsider, and love what she loves regardless of what the world around her says is wrong or right. She is intelligent, has a beautiful and much revered voice, her hair is kickASS. She attempts to help others understand her before she gives up on them (attempting to talk to her father about her underwater grotto before he destr