Gender-flipped fairy tale princes ditch their glass shoes and let down their beard hair

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Yudi Chen has a series of wonderfully stylized fairy tale illustrations with one important difference: the genders of all of the characters have been reversed. That means that the Beast must win the heart of Beau, the evil king demands the heart of his stepson Snow White, and Rapunzel has the most amazing beard you've ever seen.

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We're suckers for genderflipped art in our pop culture, but it's especially interesting to reconsider these classic stories with the gender roles reversed. You can see the rest of the series and purchase prints from Chen's Society6 store.

Gender Reversed Fairy Tales [Yudi Chen via The Mary Sue]

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I think it's great. I'm a fan of fairy tale re-tellings, Beauty and the Beast especially. But the fact that most Beauty and Best re-tellings out there always has Beauty as a girl kind of tells you something about how society expects women to be.