Cinderella Movie Ruins Chores For Yet Another Generation

Disney’s latest incarnation of Giambattista Basile’s timeless story of a young girl punished by her step family with chores until a local prince can marry her has successfully ruined household tasks for yet another generation of small, impressionable children.

The story centers around a girl, called Cinderella, who is forced to cook, clean, and look after the house while her step mother and sisters do little to no work.  While this could have been framed so that it was the step family’s idleness that was bad, the story makes clear that it is Cinderella who is being punished for the transgression of existing and the step family’s reward is to do nothing.

This story has marred the act of helping around the house for every generation since its creation in 1634.


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