Wolf

My son watched the story Wolf and the Seven Young goats. I was surprised about the racism and prejudice of this folklore. It’s worth noting that the wolf was only guilty of kidnapping (or attempt of killing by digesting the child goats) while the mother effectively and decidedly murdered the wolf. It’s a revenge story. The wolf is simply just bad and no mention is made about the obviously severe life conditions of the wolf, so the ‘justice’ is one sided at best.

Children need stories to help them to develop their soul. We have a choice of what we tell them, but also we have responsibility of teaching them media literacy.

(Moomin is pretty high on my list.)

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