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?


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Registered: 10-04-2007
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 8:52pm

Nope, wasn't.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 8:53pm
Not being guaranteed anything is not reason to take more risk, it's reason to take less risk.
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 9:07pm
I wish that were true.
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Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 12:00am
So are you calling me a liar?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 12:51am
But it's not just a late start, is it? Now, at age 50, you're able to take a huge pay cut. So if you can do both of those things, and still have enough money to retire, so can a sahm.
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 3:23am

Doesn't matter.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 4:39am

Yup.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 4:45am

I"m saying what researchers are saying.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 9:02am

I grew up with fairytales/princess stories too and have had a fine career in biology for >20 years. Being exposed to something doesn't mean swallowing it whole. Perhaps it's because my parents took the extremely wise tactic of letting me be immersed in EVERYTHING. They didn't decide that some fiction was bad for my brain. They simply made sure that I was exposed to so very much that I'd have some sort of perspective to see that one fictional POV wasn't the only one out there. I think that is a much better approach than censorship.


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Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 9:13am

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