What do you think: why is it that in general, boys refrain from watching fairy tales?It is interesting that though the traditional role, which men seem to accept in society, is that of a savior/ protector, the very obvious stories and movies (fairy tales) portraying it are considered as being 'girlish'. Boys do not, normally, like to watch movies which are based on fairy tales. And if they do, usually they refrain from telling it. What do you think is the reason behind it?
I think, the expectations of the society and the stereotypes prevailing in the society with regard to gender are few reasons.
Also, is it that it is more important to make women damsels in distress (one needs to relate with the story after all, and fairy tales are typically for girls) than teaching men to actually behave like Knights, who were chivalrous enough to respect women?
Perhaps I am being too much of a feminist today . . .