My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales by Kate BernheimerThe fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction.
Neil Gaiman, “Orange”
Aimee Bender, “The Color Master”
Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover”
Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans”
These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party.
Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico.
Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.
Daughter Describing Sexual Abuse By Father: ‘I Was Brainwashed’
Raped and blamed for it
She was only 15 when she gave birth to her first child and 17 when she gave birth to her second. Both children are her half-brothers. This is her story. My mother is from Chimbu and loves gardening at the back of our house. Mum had a big garden plot and would always be at her garden. I have an older sister and two younger brothers. We loved to help mum with her garden so after school, me and my siblings would run back home and help mum with the garden for an hour before we all washed at a creek nearby and went home.
I hope you can help me or guide me in the right direction. My mother and father have been married for 32 years. My father has been on mom about her weith for years. He says she promised him before they got married she would never weigh more than lbs. My dad has been violent over the years ripping the phone out of the wall numberous times when I try to call for help, throwing cereal bowl at the wall, hitting me, wrestling my mom down, getting a knife out and saying he was going to cut her fat off.
In seconds my world came tumbling down. Emma Charles thought that she and her family were living a normal life. But then she discovered that her husband had been sexually abusing their daughter Tamsin since the age of ten. Twelve years on, Emma recalls that devastating day and the traumatic events that followed. By Emma Charles. In many ways, we were an ordinary family — mum, dad, two kids, a Volvo in the drive.
Why you should care
'I Have Three Children With My Father'
A DAUGHTER has revealed how her twisted stepdad repeatedly raped her and got her pregnant three times - while her cruel mum let the sordid abuse take place. Rochelle Gray, now 28, was just ten when Anokye Andrews, 44, raped her for the first time during a seven-year nightmare ordeal. The terrified schoolgirl was impregnated three times - once at the age of just 12 - by the monster. But when she opened up to mum Mary-Louisa Andrews, she was branded a "liar" and "attention seeker" - with the year-old even helping cover up the abuse. Anokye Andrews was this year convicted of rape and a string of sexual offences and jailed for 20 years, while Mary Andrews was given five years for child cruelty.
A research report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights shows that 62 million women in the EU experience physical or sexual violence by the time they are 15 years old. In Poland alone 4. Poland signed the Council of Europe Convention on the 18 th of December , but since then has not ratified it. Instead it has been the subject of heated debates. From a feminist perspective, the Convention constitutes a highly progressive treaty. It sees violence in its social, cultural and economic contexts and recognizes that discrimination against women is the root of the violence: only true gender equality will lead to the elimination of domestic violence and violence against women. Therefore, feminist and women-focused NGOs in Poland and elsewhere support the ratification.