Indeed. I am thinking that it is just as well that we leave those kinds of stories behind us! In fact, the whole notion of a male “hunter” pursuing a passive female who needs to be “won over” is really quite incompatible with equality, as is the notion of a male “prince” saving and marrying (another form of “saving”) a female “princess”. All these stories of princes and princesses really set the stage for traditional (anachronistic) roles, don’t they?

Then again, men have something called testosterone, and that must be a factor in the roles that people tend to assume.

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