I'm writing a piece about human rights imagination for a New York University journal right now, and I'm mulling over questions of art and liberation.
Then you come across articles like these on the web, in which authors expound on tales of female success as "modern myths". Fairy tales, if you will.
They're funny, and that's not funny. The blog The Hairpin has a smart piece up called Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman. Check it out, and check out why it got 136 resonant, exuberant comments.