chapter  9
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Inequality, exploitation and gender

How women ‘choose’ their role In 1990, Leonie Kramer, at that time head of English at Sydney University, reviewed a feminist analysis of fairy tales by Bronwyn Davies (1989). Why is it, she wrote, that although parents and school teachers want to raise children in a non-sexist way, all their efforts are frustrated. Girls seem ‘to be very much into being little girls, and boys into being boys’.