Modern fairy tales

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Modern fairy tales
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:41pm

Is it time we put aside Cinderalla et al. and find more modern fairy tales that reflect on the difficulties facing women in our time? That its probably not the best idea to wait around for Mr. Right to sweep you away and meet your every need forever?


I don't much care if a woman decides she wants to be

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Registered: 01-22-2006
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:59pm

I grew up on fairytales and I never looked for Mr. Right to sweep me off my feet. I got lucky but I was never looking or expecting it.


Also, why burden young children with the 'reality" of the world. A little fantasy is what children are supposed ot do.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 6:14pm
not to mention the fact that some times Mr. Right is a women...;-)

Palin: The Wrong Woman. The Wrong Message.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 6:17pm

I actually agree with you, I feel kids don't need to burden with "real life issues", they will have plenty of time for that when they hit the teen and young adult years.


For the original poster, most sahm's I know are not on welfare, please be considerate of SAHm's here. It's very discouraging to think that working moms think all sahm's are on welfare. I am not on welfare and never have been, i've been a sahm for 10 years now, my husband makes enough to support our family. I am however going to work soon. Just to give me something to do during the day, as all three non-welfare kids are in full-time school.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 7:01pm

Pinning your hopes on a spouse to take care of you is not a good idea.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 8:04pm

Also, why burden young children with the 'reality" of the world. A little fantasy is what children are supposed ot do.


i agree.

 

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Registered: 11-20-2003
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 9:57pm
She didn't refer to welfare in terms of governmental support. She said that a woman should be able to handle the welfare of herself and her children. No one suggested that SAHMs are on welfare.

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 6:08pm

I don't worry too much about the classic fairy tales.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 7:02pm

I wonder if what you are seeing WRT women being expected to be more passive about their lives than men, and wait around for

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 10:14am
Bit heavy on the doom and gloom, don't you think?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 4:09pm
Speak for yourself. I enjoyed the classic fairytales as a kid but never looked for "Mr. Right" to sweep me off my feet. Disney's recent re-packaging of fairytales as the Disney Princesses pretty much strips them of the "Mr. Right" concept anyway. If you look at how Disney presents the Princesses today, they have been all but removed from their original stories (or even their Disney movie versions) and they just hang around together in some sort of fairytale limbo which involves a castle but doesn't seem to actually involve men of any sort. Disney has lumped all the princesses together for marketing purposes and Prince Charming has almost ceased to exist in this new fairy tale universe. But I'll bet that isn't what you meant by a modern reimagining of fairytales. You probably meant you'd like to see something that more accurately reflects adult female life in the 21st century. This is completely incompatible with the concept of "fairytale". If a story is relevent for our times, then by definition it isn't a fairytale.

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