Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

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A whimsical adaptation of classic fairy tales and bedtime stories removes all kinds of bias and objective language from such traditional tales as "Chicken Little," "Rapunzel," "The Three Little Pigs," "Cinderella," and many others.

Blackwell North Amer
Once upon a time, in the olden days, heavy-set middle-aged men would congregate in their elitist clubs, sit in over-stuffed leather chairs, smoke air-choking cigars, and pitch story ideas and plots to each other. Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, discriminatory, unfair, culturally biased, and in general, demeaning to witches, animals, goblins, and fairies everywhere.
Finally, after centuries of these abusive tales, which have been handed down - unknowingly - from one male-biased generation to the next, James Finn Garner has taken it upon himself (that's right, yet another man) to enlighten and liberate these classic bedtime stories and retell them in a way that is much more in keeping with the society in which we live today.
Politically Correct Bedtime Stores, then is the fruit of Garner's labors. We'd like to think that future generations of fairy-tale fans will see this as a worthy attempt to develop meaningful literature that is totally free from bias and purged from the influences of a flawed cultural past.

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& Taylor

A whimsical adaptation of classic fairy tales and bedtimes stories removes all kinds of bias and objectionable language from such traditional tales as "Chicken Little," "Rapunzel," "The Three Little Pigs," "Cinderella," and others

Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994
ISBN: 9780025427303
002542730X
Branch Call Number: GAR
Characteristics: x, 79 p. ; 19 cm

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IrishMoon
Dec 07, 2012

In her business law class, one of my daughter’s assignments was to critique the gender roles in a fairy tale and to relate it to current business situations. When she asked me my opinion on what fairy tale to choose, it made me wonder if there were any feminist fairy tales. That search led me to James Finn Garner’s books. He has rewritten classic fairy tales in a politically correct manner, which he has done in both an amusing and thought provoking manner. I absolutely loved it, as well as “Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season” and “Once Upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories”! I highly recommend them all!

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FavouriteFiction Oct 21, 2009

: A collection of fairy tales that have been re-written to be "politically correct".

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