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The Virtues of Willfulness: How Fairy Tales Teach Us to Look for Truths Beyond the Simple Stories

Too many people are fed one version of a story, a false one, and do not interrogate it. But the world of fairy tales is rife with opportunities to practice critical thinking, if only we look closer.



‘Cinderella,’ by Anne Anderson (1874-1930)

We should be teaching our daughters to go out and achieve their dreams, not to wait for a prince!


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‘Cinderella,’ by Walter Crane, 9 September 1897

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