19 - Granny Gore to Girl Power: Naomi Hamer on the History of Fairy Tales
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Naomi Hamer of Ryerson University tells us an unfamiliar version of a classic fairy tale then chats about how children’s stories have changed and the different moral and political and economic factors that changed them. According to Hamer the seduction and cannibalism isn’t gone, it’s just less explicit. Also, “what big hands you have grandma!” is just as horny as it always sounded.

References:

Naomi's Twitter

Jack Zipes, "A Second Gaze at Little Red Riding Hood's Trials and Tribulations"

Freeway Trailer

Robertson and Flett, When We Were Alone

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