Arré Checklist: Fairy Tales for a Post-#MeToo World

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Arré Checklist: Fairy Tales for a Post-#MeToo World

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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n an age of Krrish, Chota Bheem, and Frozen, I wouldn’t blame parents who feel that fairy tales are outdated modes of entertaining kids. After all, why would stories written in the days of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen be relevant for today’s children? It’s easier to outsource the storytelling to the tablet, phone, or TV. But some classic fairy tales still pack a punch in 2018, especially in a post-#MeToo world. The Disney Princess trope has long been bashed as reductive and anti-feminist, but here are some folk-tale heroines who are just as #fierce as Beyoncé.

Red Riding Hood

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