Photo: Moms Demand Action

Photo: Moms Demand Action

The text: “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

Some background: The Charles Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood, the one that was banned by two California school districts, was controversial not because both the grandma and the little girl are eaten by the wolf by the end of the story, but  because – as the Christian Science Monitor notes,  “one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine.” Yes, parents evidently had an issue with the depiction of the alcoholic beverage…



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  1. Reblogged this on The Victorian Librarian and commented:
    Even if you don’t want to stand up for the rights of children to read fairytales, and/or for guns to be banned/made more difficult to own, please think of the fictional grandmothers being callously deprived of wine. It’s a small pleasure in a dangerous world where one may literally be eaten by the wolf at the door.

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