It’s an old Irish folk tale. The stories back then could be pretty rough and I don’t think they would be appropriate for children.
This is an updated version from 1986 and in line with Common Core standards.
Moive out there about this called The Secret of Roan Inish.
A GREAT movie about a Selkie and there is NOTHING - NADA - in it about rape.
Don’t understand this article.
Reading the article, it seems that the actual “rape” wasn’t mentioned in the story. It says the selkie had five children with the man, but not that she was “repeatedly raped”, though I agree that could be a view of what happened. I read this story as a kid, and didn’t think rape, personally. Anyway, to me, old folk tales are more interesting than some high-minded social equality pap.
Oddly enough, old folk tales, fairy tales, etc. were considered appropriate for children in the 19th Century.
Grimm's, Andersen's and other tales were quite grim before the Victorian English and worse the Walt Disney Corporation got hold of them.
If you can get hold of the unbowdlerized, undisneyfied Little Mermaid, for example, you'll read a very much different tale from that animated dreck WDC put out a few years ago.
Indeed! That way, when the kids read the fairy tales, the creepy feminists and other malefactors won't get to wreck them.