Gwnewch y pethau bychain

Chuckle of the morning

Heard on NPR this morning, in a discussion about notions of beauty in fairy tales (slightly paraphrased from memory):

In a Grimm’s tale, when a women was called beautiful meant she was docile, domesticated, subservient–quite often comatose….”
–Jack Zipes, folklorist


The More Things Change


There ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind that love’s the finest thing around…


  1. LOL -- too true, that 🙂

  2. Yeah, taht is much like children beiing SOOOO CUTE, looking like ANGELS when they sleep.
    Then they awake and you have some little devils.

  3. Wasn’t that a great interview? I loved the stuff he said about how peasant folk tales paint their heroines as much more resourceful and powerful than the middle- and upper-class tales collected by the Bros. Grimm.

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