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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

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When I read the first story, “Handsome and the Beast,” the genders of the characters feel inconsequential at first, until I come to the jobs given to the sons and daughters. None of it is revolutionary (and, as the authors note, does anything about heteronormativity or non-binary people), but it does work to highlight beliefs about the gender binary and reading it is an interesting exercise in interrogating what reads differently when something is done by a man instead of a woman or a woman instead of a man. It was also a fairy tale in that the world’s stories were told in multiple versions, many with unreliable or disputed origins. Further, the purported purpose of this parental performance is to send the child to sleep, but more often, they shake you awake. In the introduction, Fransman and Plackett talk about the patterns and differences the algorithm had on the stories, talking about how the female characters name began to appear first in the titles, how the women were described as handsome, and the young boys as being pretty, and how the wicked mothers became fathers, the Kings became Queens, the hags old men, and the witches wizards.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales: unsurprisingly, princesses are

Snowdrop - This is the story of Snow White, again I am unconvinced of why they decided to change the name if Rapunzel can remain Rapunzel then surely Snow White can remain Snow White especially considering the name(s) themselves don't have gendered connotations.They never did anything really wrong, and nothing dangerous or surprising ever happened to them – no more than it did to Dick and Jane, whom I and my friends were soon to meet in first grade. So I was intrigued by the premise of a book which swaps Princess to Prince and vice versa without using a human brain to change any other aspect of the context. The illustrations are nice, but few and far between, and the text (gender swapping aside) can be easily found and read online for free. This may be your scenario: it’s bedtime for your child – largely unchanged by the viral wolves floating in the air, clinging to door handles and exercising the minds of hereditary and non-hereditary leaders. I also have to comment on the fact that anyone can manually gender swap a text (especially one in the public domain), without using some special algorithm; so the creators' claim that their approach is unique is rather exaggerated.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman, Jonathan Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman, Jonathan

Personally, when I realised that the story wouldn't change I was a little underwhelmed with the concept.

The text and pictures depicting a male Rapunzel letting down his shining golden beard to a love lorn Princess are delightful.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales (Hardback) by Jonathan Plackett

This book doesn't dwell on the fact that a gender swap would have a ripple effect on how the story unfolds instead it just swaps the genders and lets the story be as is, so the story still starts and ends where you would expect it to. The Sleeping Handsome in the Wood”, “Handsome and the Beast”, all ram home, with a light, rueful humour, the timeless message to a woman in fiction: be beautiful, or be evil, or go home.It would be interesting to have a version which was only swapped by means of human interaction, see if subconsciously we would also swap “male” traits with more “feminine” ones as well as just names and words. Instead, it confirms (for those who would not be surprised at the news) that princesses are just as good at finding their way through forests as princes. What if, instead of the Buttercup being kidnapped in The Princess Bride, Wesley had been taken instead? But maintaining a secret identity sets her down a treacherous course across the coastal city-state of Moray, seeking revenge on the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had.

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Runs them through an algorithm that swaps all the genders of the characters, and edits them to be readable in such a way. The ugly step-sisters become the ugly step-brothers; instead of the male being described for his strength and ferocity, his descriptions are reduced to what he’s wearing and what he looks like. The main female characters in this series are all extremely clever and are presented very positively. Bardzo podobały mi się słowa Jonathana: „Mamy też córkę i pragniemy, żeby dorastała w świecie, w którym małe dziewczynki mogą być silne, a chłopcy potrafią okazywać bezbronność bez agresji".Not only does it feature active female characters, but it also has heterosexual and homosexual relationships and descriptions of “goodness of character” instead of physical appearance. It’s all very strange, and as other reviewers have pointed out, this also extends to the illustrations that seem happy to add makeup and gendered hairstyles to scenes that otherwise never had these elements originally. And for almost as long, people have been rewriting those fairy tales – to help their children imagine a world where they are the heroes.

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