My name is Hannah. I'm 26. I live in the South, where my soul belongs forever.
This blog is a little bit of everything: my crochet/knitting/sewing projects I pimp in an attempt to get buyers for my Etsy store, films and TV shows I watch, music I listen to, occasionally a political rant, and of course BOOKS, lots and lots of posts about books, and also a lot of random fuckery.
“ I’m sure most people aren’t bothered by this, or perhaps didn’t even notice, but I’m not a fan of the fact that the story demonized the disabled person. Why does the wicked witch have to have one leg? Was there nothing else that could be used for her rhyming song that she has to be Heckedy Peg, who lost her leg? To me it conveys a message that disabled, disfigured, and/or old people should be feared. Not exactly the message I’d like to give children. At the end does she commit suicide by jumping into the river? Couldn’t she just flee and not be seen again? I’m all for scary stories, but this one has too many issues for my liking.”
The above is someone’s review for the awesome children’s book Heckedy Peg on Goodreads. It made me laugh so hard. SERIOUSLY, you think it demonizes disabled people? THAT’S what you got from this book? Geez. People these days. I really doubt that a child is going to see it that way. All they see is a witch who turned little children into food and a mother who saves them. They don’t see an old person, or a disabled person. Kids minds don’t see things like that. The story is about a WITCH. And that’s what they see. They’re concentrating on the story. The person who wrote this review obviously lost her imagination a looooong time ago and now lives in a boring, politically correct, stifling, adult-biased world. Which is no world I want to live in.