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Rapunzel’s Revenge: Fairytales for Feminists

Rapunzel’s Revenge: Fairytales
for Feminists
Anne Claffey,
Linda Kavanagh,
Sue Russell (eds)
Attic Press1985

Rapunzel’s Revenge is a feminist re-writing of fairy tales which has Mary Maher revealing that Snow White organised the seven dwarves into a trade union, Maeve Binchy exposing Cinderella’s prince as a foot fetishist, and a truly gifted Joni Crone showing that feminist fairy tales can be written in fairy tale language.

Table of Contents

The Princesses’ Forum / Linda Kavanagh
Goldilocks Finds A Home / Sue Russell
Jack’s mother and The Beanstalk / Elizabeth O’ Driscoll
Feminist Word Search
The Plastic Princess / Anne Claffey
All The Better To See You / Carol Lanigan
Little Ms Muffet / Wendy Shea
Hi Ho, It’s Off To Strike We Go! / Mary Maher
Rapunzel’s Revenge / Fleet Street Fairies
The Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up to the Facts of Life / Carolyn Swift
Not So Little Red Riding Hood / Anne Sharpe
No White and The Seven Big Brothers / Joni Crone
Cinderella Re-Examined / Maeve Binchy

Illustrations: Siobhan Condon, Wendy Shea / Rapunzel’s Revenge / page 34
Illustrations: Siobhan Condon, Wendy Shea / Rapunzel’s Revenge / page 20