April 16, 2019
While men were wasting their time building civilization, womyn were contemplating the important questions.
I don’t think this is about fairy tales per se, to be honest.
I think this is some complex 8D chess the Catalans are playing here.
Basically, since they couldn’t get their own country through that whole referendum drama they tried last year, they switched tactics to becoming so annoying that the rest of the country just can’t stand them anymore.
I see right through all these fancy political intrigues.
A school in Catalonia, Spain, has withdrawn from its library 200 classic children’s books such as Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood because of their depiction of sexist stereotypes.
After analyzing the contents of its library for children up to the age of 6, the management of Taber School in Barcelona found that around a third of its stories were “toxic,” and that only one-tenth of the books were written from a gender perspective.
Anna Tutzó, who was on the commission that looked at the books, said gender bias also pervaded fairy tales, and that the change of gender roles in society “is not being reflected in stories.”
The only thing toxic here is that women are being treated like real human beings.
The classic legend of Saint George, in which a man is the hero and the woman is a scared princess, was also among the stories removed, despite its status as a key story read at regional festivals in Catalonia on St. George’s Day.
Tutzó told El Pais that such stories played into stereotypes of linking masculinity with courage, and she wanted children to think critically about the tales they were being told.
Most grown women are physically weaker than 10-year-old boys, and you’re wondering why they’re shown as victims and not as heroes?
Ignoring reality is supposed to be “critical thinking?”
Other schools in Barcelona are looking to follow suit. Montseny School is revising the books in its library. Estel Clusella, head of Fort Pienc’s school parents’ association, said it was good to have books that broke traditional gender stereotypes.
“At the age of 5, children have already established gender roles; they know what it is to be a boy or a girl and what that means. So it’s key to work with a gender perspective from the infancy stage,” she said.
Hey look, another woman…
Stereotypes exist for a reason, and they’re usually biological.
Men and women are different literally from the womb.
The only realistic way to combat this is to lobotomize every kid above the age of 4, so they don’t notice.
Fairy tales have for a long time been the center of criticism over what kind of messages about gender roles they give children.
Sarah Hall, from Newcastle, England, last year was inspired by the #MeToo campaign to demand Sleeping Beauty be removed from her 6-year-old son’s curriculum.
She said she was worried about what kind of lesson a child would get from seeing a stranger kissing a woman in her sleep.
“It’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behavior and consent. It’s about saying, ‘Is this still relevant, is it appropriate?'” she told the Newcastle Chronicle.
Is that what you got from that story?
“A stranger kissing a woman in her sleep”?
Are you retar… No wait, I already know the answer to that.
In 2017, schools in the Australian state of Victoria were part of a Respectful Relationships curriculum in which children were taught to think critically about fairy tales and question the gender roles they contained.
Lauren Rosewarne, a social studies expert at the University of Melbourne, told ABC News that the tropes of women being saved by men, women’s value being attached to their beauty and old women being witches, were outdated.
I’m absolutely shocked that a woman who looks like a barrel with a wig would be against women’s value being attached to their beauty.
Total objectivity there.
“Fairy tales have long been in the crosshairs of feminists who have considered the presentations to reiterate antiquated stereotypes,” she said.
Those stereotypes are just as real today as they were when these fairy tales were written.
Women really are inferior to men, both physically and mentally – the latter aspect being more pronounced, as proven by the existence of feminism – and the longer we pretend that isn’t the case, the worse things get.
Eons of evolution don’t just go away because Professor Shlomo said so in his sociology course.