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To: Academiadotorg

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.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 12:57:02 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

This is an updated version from 1986 and in line with Common Core standards.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 1:00:12 PM PST by Academiadotorg
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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.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 1:07:44 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: dljordan

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.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:27:27 PM PST by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: dljordan; JoeFromSidney
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.

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.

Home school?

Indeed! That way, when the kids read the fairy tales, the creepy feminists and other malefactors won't get to wreck them.

9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:02:03 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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