What if fairy tales didn’t end the way we know them to? What if the original endings of many classic fairy tales were the ones made into Disney movies.
What impact do you think that would have had on all us little girls dreaming to be princesses? Would we have had a more realistic view on the world? Would we have been prepared? Or would we have just been traumatized and scared for life?
But what if that preparation was what we needed? Girls were fed lies about finding the “prince charming” and becoming princesses and living a glamorous life.
Fairy tales shaped our expectations of the world and of men. Granted, men are supposed to treat women with kindness but that should be an mutual between both parties. Girls should have been taught through these movies that boys have feelings too and deserve to be treated just as well as we wanna be treated. We wanna be princesses, we shouldn’t take away their chance to be treated as a prince.
Girls shouldn’t have grown up thinking boys would “sweep them off their feet” and take them to the castles.
They should grow up to be brave and strong and able to handle any situation life throws at them. That’s the message that should have been instilled in us at a young age, not to be “damsels in distress”.
So what do you think? Did fairytales create a warped outlook on life giving false hope and dreams? Or was it a much needed escape from reality?