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Feb 14, 2012 · Fairy Tales and Gender Stereotypes

but they also provide a source of inspiration and role models

What conclusions can we draw about the roles of women/men in fairy tales
The roles women play in fairy tales are vast and varied; try delimiting your argument to "the best-known versions of the most popular fairy tales in the 20th century" or some such, and you'll be able to make a better argument.

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Let's Get Critical: Women in Fairytales | For Books’ Sake
This may be the case, however, even though the number of reproductions has increased each year, this does not necessarily mean that people are more inclined to read them. In fact, a study conducted by Lisa Belkin shows that parents would prefer not to read fairy tales such as or to their children. Instead, according to a conducted in February of 2010 by Dr. Richard Woolfson, the top bedtime story is by Eric Carle. Lisa Belkin suggests that parents are beginning to realize certain fairy tales are emphasizing and promoting gender stereotypes (of women), going against what we have been trying to dismiss and break the barriers of for so many years. Parents view , as too dark of a tale that allows a poor girl to be locked in a tower, and who is only rescued when she “lets down her hair” for prince charming. Some parents also reject , which they believe to be an “outdated” tale because Ella is forced into a gender stereotypical role of a female character doing house chores ().


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Women’s Role Patterns in Fairy Tales: “How does …
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With the spate of unemployment in Africa, analyst have identified the role of women as catalysts of change in corporate recruitment. These and many others were outlined in an exclusive interview with Dionne Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Siyakha Consulting South Africa. Excerpt:

Women’s Role Patterns in Fairy Tales: ..

In most of the popular fairy tales that exist, women play the central roles, but are often undermined by the men in order to portray the moral of the tale.

Gender Stereotypes and Traditional Gender Roles in …

The role of women in different spheres of influence cannot be overemphasized as her intuitiveness aides proper thinking when it comes to both economic and household issues.

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The annotated version of the tale which appears on this site first appeared in St. Nicholas magazine in 1875, unfortunately without source notes. However, the tale was already well-known at the time and popular with children. It is interesting to note the chain of female storytellers shown in the introduction to this version of the tale. A grandmother told a little girl who is apparently now passing along the story as an adult to another generation. While this introduction is primarily a literary device, it still supports the role of women as storytellers and heads of the kitchen where gingerbread is made. The tale essentially celebrates the domestic arts, especially culinary skills, as well as the ability to create life.

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There are links to some wonderful articles about roles of women in fairy tales, previous discussions on these boards, and also a great bibliography.


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It depends where in Africa you are referring to. In some parts of Africa, women are very much controlled by the religious and cultural beliefs of that region. The marginalisation is a societal norm and will require political, religious and civil will to address. Compared to South Africa where women are prioritized through legislation (although the levels of success differ from region to region). On the issue of empowerment of women, in my opinion, we need to tread with caution. The priority should be equality. We cannot promote women at the cost of men. Societies needs to be integrated and we need to invest all of our energy, time and money into creating societies that are free from discrimination of any kind. If I refuse to hire a man, who is fully capable, because I am prioritizing women-empowerment then am I not guilty of discrimination against the man – based on his gender? I believe, that the minute we create specific jobs – set aside for women – or set aside for people with disabilities for example, in the name of empowerment, – we are not fully integrated – this is not empowerment in my opinion. The message that you are giving is that, as a woman, I couldn’t handle or fulfil the role that a man might hold and therefore special jobs or allowances had to be created for me. I find it interesting how few women help other women to succeed or give a hand up. I have been exposed to the worst gender discrimination possible in my career. It didn’t hinder me – I didn’t complain – I made sure that I proved myself, whilst still being a lady. In South Africa we have a growing female population, we have legislation that prioritises the appointment of women, now we, as women need to stand up and be counted – not because we are women – not because we are better but because we are just as capable, just as proficient. We are equal. When we believe that, and we act accordingly, we will start to see change.