My teeth hurt from being grinding while I read this confession. As others have eloquently put it, OP your privilege, modern majority whitewashing, dipped in ass-backwards ignorant history of Grimm is showing. The Grimm Bros did not tell ONE SINGLE ORIGINAL FUCKING STORY. News alert, spoiler alert, and reality alert. They gathered the stories mostly from Arabic translations of fairy tales that were passed along trade routes that gathered in Western Asia. Most of what YOU think are traditional European fairy stories are actually thousands of years old and are from China, India, South Eastern Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and North Africa.
For instance, the oldest and earliest telling of the Cinderella is actually from the western provinces of China. It was a cautionary morality tale of mistreatment because those who are most vulnerable to be mistreated will judge be the ultimate judge of character. It pains me every time I see Cinderella as a blonde, white, blue eye character because, like Jesus, she was turned white to PANDER to a European audience and all signs of her origins were “lost to history”. Except that they weren’t. Those tales are still preserved in Chinese literature. Oop @ the Imperial Colonist, they missed one when they burned all those art pieces, literature, scrolls, and yes, books to make it look like people who weren’t them were ignorant savages thus making their treatment of said people legitimate.
Ironic, isn’t it.
Red Riding Hood has it’s origins in Central Africa far older very similar tales than what was retold in Renaissance Italy and Middle Age Europe. In those stories, the little girl is met by a lion, not a wolf. The lion or lioness/cheetah guides her to her new husband’s family because no one in her family can do it at the time. The lion(ness) gives very important advice about not fearing her husband and using logic and peaceful concessions to get what she wants. RRH doesn’t forget it. When the time comes for a hunt her husband has the lion cornered. The husband recalls advice his wife had given him. He tells the lion about it. The lion and the husband make peace.
OP, where’s your rage at all the whitewashing? There isn’t any is there? That’s shocking. By your damn logic the whole fucking show should be in German.
^Thank goodness for you intelligent women.
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