Fairytale Princes are not quite so charming as they seem a senior academic has claimed.
Osaka University professor, Kazue Muta says some of the world’s most famous imaginary princes are actually carrying out “quasi-compulsive obscene sexual acts on an unconscious partner”.
In the firing line are the love seeking Princes in Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are actually carrying out a sexual assault.
Muta, who is the author of Boss, That Love is Sexual Harassment! highlighted a case in December a real case where a man had been arrested for kissing a sleeping woman on a train.
‘When you think rationally about Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, that tell of a ‘princess being woken up by the kiss of a prince’, they are describing sexual assault on an unconscious person,’ she explained.
‘You might think I’m ruining the fantasy of it all, but these stories are promoting sexual violence and I would like everyone to be aware of it.’