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Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths
Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
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Tales of Faerie: Gender roles in two Swedish fairy tales

Tales of Faerie: Gender roles in two Swedish fairy tales | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
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Here's an interesting take on gender roles in fairy tales, using two Swedish stories, one with a male protagonist and one with a female, as examples. The blog author, Kristin, admits to wariness in response to "feminist readings [of fairy tales] that deem sword weilding (sic) types of bravery, or other stereotypically male actions, as 'better.'"

 

I'll admit that I enjoy fairy tales in which female protagonists take an active role, but I agree with Kristin that we should not equate that only with traditionally male activities. Making choices, especially when those choices are difficult, is the important element.

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Tales of Faerie: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Tale

Tales of Faerie: The Female Voice in Folklore and Fairy Tale | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
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Just found this wonderful blog about fairy tales, thanks to this post in Enchanted Conversation: http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2014/05/you-know-you-fairy-tale-blogger-when.html

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