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What does Cinderella teach our children?

Cinderella is an old beautiful fairytale, isn’t it? We loved it as children. Especially the girls. We always wanted to be Cinderella because she got everything she wanted even if she was always treated poorly by her family. But what does it teach us? What are the values and morals of the story? Let’s start with the girls. How does a girl have to be to succeed in life? Beautiful! All the positive female characters in fairytales are beautiful. They have long hair and big eyes, they are skinny and always wear dresses. Cinderella is no different. She is beautiful and she works tirelessly to keep the house clean and to feed the entire family and all the animals she ever sees. In return, the animals will help her with her chores. Never her family. So, to be successful, you must first be a victim and everyone must feel bad for you. Never stand up for yourself. What’s the point in trying to change the way bad people treat you? Every successful girl is obedient and never leaves the house.