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Feminist Fairy Tales by Barbara G. Walker
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Jun 26, 2007

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bookshelves: feminist, young-adult
Recommended for: feminists and their kids
Read in June, 2007

Warning: Not all of these stories are suitable for all little kids. Even though these are feminist fairy tales, there is often still violence (often against women, although the women do defend themselves in a variety of ways). Also, there is some sex; no explicit sex, but some mentions of "love-making." Parents may want to read these stories themselves first, before sharing them with kids.

All that said, this is a great collection of traditional stories, all told with nontraditional, positive twists. Don't worry, not all men in this book are bad, and not all women are perfect. The author definitely recognizes that some men are feminists too and some women aren't.

I recomend this book to people who are dissatisfied with the fairy tales they grew up with and to who people who want to provide current kids with better stories.

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