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Member’s Episode 4-Cinderella: Ash-fool

By |2018-03-15T14:49:13-04:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Like many of the fairy tales with super-popular adaptations, an early version of Cinderella is much more bizarre and violent. The old evil stepmother trope is back, but she may just end up doing more damage to her own daughters than Cinderella. I'll also go into the reasons the German version of this story is so [...]

12-Pig-faced Women: Citation Needed

By |2016-03-07T09:40:39-04:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For over 200 years in western Europe, there was a pervasive belief among large portions of the population that the upper classes in society were hiding something - women horribly cursed with the heads of pigs . Not an insult or a metaphor, no, these were women who were thought literally to be pigs from the [...]