Thursday Thoughts with SIUE on September 4
How Fairy Tales Changed My Life
Edwardsville, IL – On Thursday, September 4, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., Sheila Ruth, Emerita Professor of Philosophy will present How Fairy Tales Changed My Life. “From the great philosophers of history to the fathers of the major religions, from Aristotle to Freud, to Rush Limbaugh, theories and images of women tell us who we are, where we came from, and why.
They paint pictures of us, good and bad, and advise us how to conduct our lives accordingly. As a little girl I read a lot of fairy tales. I was particularly fond of Cinderella. Later I watched a lot of movies. I wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe. I read Aristotle, and Aquinas and Rosseau, and …Still later I read the Feminine Mystique. I attended a lecture by Gloria Steinem, and afterwards we had a chat. I read Aristotle again, I read the fairy tales again…and again. Omigosh. What they taught me!”
These presentations are in partnership with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach, with technical equipment provided by the SIUE Meridian Society. They are open to the public.