Historically, fairy tales attempt to bring forth issues of femininity, typically surrounding domestic violence, oppression, as well as unequal gender relations. This paper attempts to utilize Ursula Vernon’s Jackalope Wives, as well as David K. Yeh’s Cottage Country to exemplify the ways in which modern fairy tales conform and reject previous notions of what it means to be a woman within fantasy. Furthermore, through analyzing content presented within both texts, this paper acknowledges their differing, yet failed attempts to abolish gendered stereotypes within literature, raising concern as to whether such social issues are so easily overcome.
Perrin, Breanna D.. 2018. "Female Gender Stereotypes and Inequality within Ursula Vernon’s Jackalope Wives and David K. Yeh’s Cottage Country." Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections 3, (1). http://scholars.wlu.ca/bridges_contemporary_connections/vol3/iss1/4