My daughter and I just finished reading the adventures of Pippi Longstocking and I think it’s a good laugh. Pippi Longstocking is a true model of feminism. She makes her own clothes, cook her own food and just generally looks after herself. My 8-year-old daughter thinks she’s wonderful and would like to be like her, independent, confident, strong and not giggly at all.
Reading the story reminded me of my time as a school girl her age when I used to climb trees, check out the holes on the school walls and see if I can squeeze in and coming home with rip clothes because I tried to go through barbed wires. It’s a shame that my daughter will not have the chance to experience those.