Friday, April 28, 2006

I (heart) Jack Zipes

Because, seriously, anyone who can argue in a scholarly manner that the traditional Grimms and Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood is a victim blaming story of rape, just plain kicks ass.

Terri Windling has a shorter, milder, version of the argument here. Included in the essay is an example of The Grandmother's Tale that is believed to be the precurser to the version that we know today. It makes for a very enlightening contrast.

did I mention that I love working in a bookstore?

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