Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Princess power

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale: The Ugly Princess (1902)
Princesses: Why do they have to be beautiful?

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 And why do we insist on filling childrens' heads in particular with these lazy, outdated, regressive tropes?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

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