Narratives

Masculine Enchantments: Fairy Tales and Men’s Rights

The Men’s Rights Movement exists to recognize and ameliorate problems, institutional or social, that predominantly or exclusively harm boys and men. To that end, activists have adopted strategies ranging from filmmaking to legal action. Media analysis has also been done (Allemano, 2012) but with folktales largely ignored. This is unfortunate since folklore in its various …

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The Warrior & The Fishwife – Female Archetypes in Virgil’s Aeneid

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following on from his previous exploration of male archetypes in The Aeneid and the horrors of a blue pill existence, Andrew Exeter investigates the same work in search of female archetypes, with particular emphasis on the goddess Juno who embodies feminist attitudes. Juno, as many here will be familiar, is the Roman version …

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Why Men’s Rights Activists Should Care About Folklore

Feminism is ubiquitous in fairy tale studies. Donald Haase edited a book about it: Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches. Nancy Canepa, in Teaching Fairy Tales, called it “groundbreaking” and responsible for “stimulating” conversations within the field. Jack Zipes declared Laura Gonzenbach more important than the Brothers Grimm in his introduction to Beautiful Angiola, because …

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