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pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: smilla (---.pop-fcul.rcts.pt)
Date: April 15, 2005 12:54PM

I'm looking for pollitically correct children stories such as sleeping beauty and cinderela if you know of a site I'd be thankful.


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 15, 2005 01:14PM

Those are politically correct?

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Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 15, 2005 01:17PM

some animals are more equal than others


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 18, 2005 01:17PM

I don't think there are any politically correct fairy tales.

I've seen lots of HUMOR pieces so called. There's a book of them called "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times" that you can buy at stores, but they are not intended for children; they're intended to make adults laugh.

Someone else has posted a few at [www.whitman.edu] />
If you mean that you want children's books without racism, sexism, classism, etc., then I advise you to go to a bookstore with a big CHILDREN'S BOOKS section and start reading things, and decide which books have messages you do and do not approve of. I started reading children's books anew when my nephews were small, and found lots of wonderful ones and lots of appalling ones. Read "Horton Hatches the Egg" and decide for yourself whether it's modern-correct or retro-horrid. I read "Babar" and found it offensive to my environmental views. Just because a book was written recently and has a girl hero doesn't mean that YOU will want the message promoted to your own kid.

There is a recent trend to publishing children's stories from other cultures (I mean other than European), and you may find a kind of "correctness" emerges from sharing a great variety of stories.

Let me also say that the "un-correctness" of a story can be much less important than the parent-child conversation it triggers.


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: smilla (---.pop-fcul.rcts.pt)
Date: April 19, 2005 09:20AM

Thanks everyone for the help, the thing is I was asked to transform a fairy tale into a politically correct story and I'm finding it hard so I thought that if I could read other examples of such stories maybe I'd get some inspiration, I found a good version of the Little Red Riding Hood at [funnies.paco.to] maybe it will allow me to start writing.


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 19, 2005 10:17AM

Horner revisited:

"While eating a pie with my Mom,
I put in a finger and from
The depths of its mound
I finally found
A cherry!" said Jack, with aplomb.


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: Paul Turpin (---.w80-8.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: April 19, 2005 11:01AM

There is a book called 'Sweeping Beauties: Fairy Tales for Feminists' by
Elaine Crowley and published by Attic Press, and another called 'Rapunzel's Revenge' I think by the same writer. Retellings of the old stories. Maybe they are what you are looking for.


Re: pollitically correct children stories
Posted by: Shadow's Breath (---.tmsrvo01.nj.comcast.net)
Date: May 08, 2005 04:31AM

I don't think we should ruin our children's vivid imaginations with political correctness. Leave that to our nation's leaders.......oh wait...




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