Re-Imagined Fairy Tales
Right off the top I want to say I’ve always been a proponent of respect, consideration, kindness to others regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, etc. It’s about all of our common humanity. Something that has gone a little too far, in my opinion, is political correctness. I think we have gone overboard trying not to demean, disparage or offend anyone.
For some really blatant political incorrectness just take a look at traditional fairy tales,. To have some fun with this, I found a few that have had a politically correct make-over. The following tales were rewritten by Emily Fairbairn in The Sun in the UK.
The Aesthetically Different Duckling
Beauty is in the eye of the oppressor, it would seem.
AN aesthetically different duckling is excluded by his community, who subject him to a series of microaggressions based solely on his cosmetically challenged identity.
With such oppression causing the duckling to suffer anxiety and confidence issues, he resorts to isolating himself.
He later self-identifies as a swan, and empowers himself by affirming his rights and identity beyond the standardised confines of traditional farmyard role stereotypes - and lives happily ever after
Goldilocks and the Marginalized Bears
A PRIVILEGED white girl appropriates the private space of a marginalised bear family who are forced to live on the fringes of a socio-economically iniquitous community.
Ignorant of their cultural traditions and norms, she exploits their limited food source, then violates their sleeping arrangements.
When the bears return home they are legitimately outraged by the girl’s problematic behavioural issues, and move to no-platform her.
Jack and the Locally Sourced, Organic Beanstalk
Jack won't climb anything other than organic plants.
DUE to the failed capitalist system, a NEET, or young person Not in Education, Employment or Training, exploits a captive animal by exchanging it for some beans.
Climate change causes growth abnormality in the beans, and the NEET climbs a huge beanstalk, encountering a person of alternative size who discriminates against the NEET on grounds of nationality, implying that an Englishman’s blood may have an odd odour.
On discovering his oppressor is part of the monied elite, the NEET carries out a swift redistribution of wealth.
Cinderella, The Modern Slavery Victim
MODERN slavery victim Cinderella is exploited by her primary carers.
A fairy godperson attempts to improve Cinderella’s life chances by temporarily liberating her from domestic servitude.
Cinderella then has a liaison with Prince Woke, but flees for fear of being slut-shamed.
Prince Woke seems to be a feminist ally when he helps Cinderella flee her background of emotional abuse, but turns out to be a misogynist when he forces her into the outdated patriarchal institution of marriage.
There you have it. PC at it’s best, or worst.
Comments are welcomed.