Society & Culture:Personal Journals
Episode Twenty-Three: Fractured Fairytales
Is the idea of Prince Charming riding up on a white horse to rescue the damsel in distress terribly romantic?
Is the idea of Prince Charming riding up on a white horse to rescue the damsel in distress horribly outdated and entirely unrealistic?
Let's be honest, fairytales are pretty messed up, giving generations of women expectations that are borderline dangerous. The only thing you're going to end up with if you kiss a frog is lip herpes. And don't even start us on the serious #metoo of some stranger kissing us awake from a coma, or seven small dudes watching us sleep.
That's why New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and Chicago media personality Gina B. debate how writers have given women impossible standards to meet for years and what we can do to counter them.
Does that mean you don't deserve your happy ending?
Of course not.
But unless you're Meghan Markle, please accept that ain't gonna be in a castle.
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