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See what happens when you reverse the sexes of characters in a well-known story. Curious, smart, bold, loud, adventuresome, aggressive, ambitious, have short hair.
I t started with an algorithm. No, wait, the baby came first and then the algorithm. Having built it, they applied it to the ur-narrative text, the fairytale, choosing the Fairy BooksMy mom kissed me by Andrew Lang, published at the back end of the 19th century and into the 20th.
|What is my age:
|Where am I from: ||Namibian|
|Color of my iris: ||Clear dark|
|Color of my hair: ||I've short scraggly golden hair|
|My body features: ||My figure type is strong|
|In my spare time I love: ||My hobbies diving|
While fairy stories have been rewritten countless times to make them more palatable to changing tastes, this is the first experiment to revisit the originals with a purist gender reversal, leaving the text otherwise untouched.
We saw princesses in shining armour racing to rescue their sleeping princes. Kings sat by windows sewing and longing for .
Kind-hearted young men were rewarded for looking past the flaws of beastly princesses. The stories took on a new dimension, Naughty women over 40 highlighting the gender biases within the original text. So far, so reasonably predictable.
To be honest, when I first saw the title it struck me as a clever and worthy gimmick, but not something I would find particularly surprising.
But when it came to it, actually reading the collection was a strangely disconcerting experience. After countless run-ins with scheming wizards, I started to find myself feeling hostile and suspicious towards any old man strolling across the s. With the genders reversed, it became stark and ridiculous how almost every reference to a Mermaid transformation fanfiction guy concerned his appearance and his clothes.
His appearance is his identity.
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The thing I found most unnerving was that even after just half an hour of reading manufactured tales with a cynical hat on, I started to get sucked into the belittlement of young men, beginning to expect Macromastia tits in tops to be nothing but weak window-dressing. The illustrations also back up the aim of the book by disrupting stereotypes.
If Disney are the Brothers Grimm of our times, they have summarily failed to get the memo on updating their aesthetics. When the first Frozen film What is dubious consent out, it was before I had a baby, so I was blithely ignorant of the whole phenomenon beyond picking up a vague sense of approval that this was, finally, a mainstream feminist fairy tale.
Listen to the film with your eyes shut and it is.
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