How a bloody French fairy tale explains France’s sexual politics | Curio

How a bloody French fairy tale explains France’s sexual politics

15 mins | Nov 4, 2021

It echoes the tales of modern times in the country. The tale of ‘Bluebeard’ is not the only story about a man who bumps off one woman after another but the mythical serial wife-killer echoes the recent Me Too movement. Maria Tatar, the author of The Annotated Brothers Grimm, takes an in-depth look at sexual misconduct in French society, structural misogyny and the big issue of “sexual freedom”.

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