Ok, so mistress posted this in another thread... and it got me thinking. Once upon a time, a girl asked a guy "Will you marry me?" The guy said, "No" and the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, stayed skinny and farted whenever she wanted. The End. My happily ever after is my bf, he takes me shopping, dancing, drives me home after too many martinis, keeps his apartment cleaner than I do, cooks for me, and chases me around the room and tackles me after I fart on him.... Why is it though, that Fairy Tales are either blatantly sexist where the woman stays at home and does everything and that's what makes her 'happy' ...or like the one above, seem to insinuate that a woman can not be happy with a man in her life? Where are the stories for Today, where a young girl gets to chose her life's path AND her partner and still be happy?