Get to teach Jack Zipes…

Get to teach Jack Zipes today (_Don't Bet on the Prince_, which is a wonderful book if you haven't run into it) -- we're doing folk and fairy tales in women and literature. We're going to talk about Cinderella (the older version, with the bloody heels and toes and rolling the stepsisters down the hill in a barrel studded with nails) and about The Little Mermaid (the Anderson original, where she dies at the end), and I will ruin their childhoods. Funfun. And then, if they are very good, I will read them The Paper Bag Princess at the end.

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  1. I grew up on the original little mermaid and was very disappointed with the Disney version. All Ariel gets is a man. The real little mermaid gained an immortal soul for her sacrifice.

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