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Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

October 28th, 2015

Episode 356 of 550 episodes

Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.

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