I was baby sitting my friend’s adorable kid Myles recently when I noticed his collection of books. Perhaps it’s because he a boy, but I noticed the stories for children’s books these days are more gender neutral. I believe the classics are just that, the classics, but I don’t think people are giving their children fairy tales about prince and princesses anymore. Did you grow up reading fairy tales? Were there princes and princesses living happily ever after? Did it distort your view about love and romance?
From my own experiences in dating, some men want and seek “trophy” women and wives, but they don’t want princesses. So what’s the new fairy tale? Are men looking for the partner or the princess? Are women stuck between both worlds where we want to be tough enough to handle it all but still made to feel protected?
Do you think we still need fairy tales? I think a lot of us claim that we don’t believe in them but the way we disregard potential mates for silly reasons seem to imply otherwise.