I’m not pretty “for a big girl”.
I’m just pretty.
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.
Why don’t they have male beauty pageants if they’re so empowering?
why is there not a show where people sell haunted houses
You can choose house one, with the murderous screeching widow, house two with the giggling children that appear in your shower with you, or house number three with the ghost of the crazy cat lady who shows up petting ghostly, red-eyed cats. Which will you choose?
I feel like house three wouldn’t be that bad.
Does that makes me a crazy cat lady?
I’m beginning to remember why I never come to this site.
In Season 7, I feel Willow didn’t need a new immediate relationship with someone like Kennedy. She could have relied on Xander for emotional control since-at her most powerful-he was able to bring her out of the darkness with just his love. So why hesitate when you can have your best friend to keep you grounded?