If you grew up on Disney fairy tales, you might have a different memory of them than if you cracked open Hans Christian Anderson or the Brothers Grimm. Disney had a tendency of… sanitizing them and giving them happy endings, because no one wants the Little Mermaid to fail, or for the Evil Stepsisters in Cinderella to slice off their heels to fit in the glass slipper. Right?
Fairy tales used to be cautionary tales, both to scare children and to drill moral values into them. Told orally and then written down, they have become part of our human consciousness. We continue to tell and retell them, often with a spin, throughout the ages. In this issue of Femnista, we explore some memorable ones, the origins of others, and a few you may never have heard before, in quite the same way.
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