|Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale: The Ugly Princess (1902)|
Do they have to be anything but beautiful?
Why do we tell stories about them at all? In an egalitarian era, what exactly is our interest in the well-born and talentless? And why do we insist on filling childrens' heads in particular with these lazy, outdated, regressive tropes?
Can you tell I'm in a combatative mood? 😛
The subject is on my mind because Charlotte Bond, horror and fantasy writer, has been asking various authors about their princess-related thoughts for her blog. Here are my answers to her questions...
|Margaery was hot though|