Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales With A Feminist Twist ‹ Feminspire | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

“Fairy tales with a twist are trendy right now. The retelling of old stories–but giving them strong female leads–is empowering for women, young and old. Retellings of Snow White where the title character is a hardcore warrior in her own right (like Snow White and the Huntsman) and shows like Once Upon a Time beat any bedtime stories where the beautiful maiden waits for Prince Charming to, uh, save her from whatever. Sure, every now and then a girl needs some saving, but let’s get real here – at least half the time, it’s the other way around. A big part of Once Upon A Time‘s appeal lies in its compilation of female characters that kick butt.”