One day, a man criticized my desire for knowledge, saying that it was inappropriate for a woman to be learned, as it was so rare, to which I replied that it was even less fitting for a man to be so ignorant, as it was so common.
— Christine de Pizan (via sublunarie)
The Girl Who Pretended To Be A Boy, from The Violet Fairy Book compiled by Andrew Lang, on Project Gutenberg.
Just. You guys. IT’S A CLASSIC FAIRY TALE ABOUT A PRINCESS WHO GETS TURNED INTO A BOY AND IS SUPER FREAKING HAPPY ABOUT IT AND THEN GETS TO MARRY THE PRINCESS SHE RESCUED.
Thank you, Seanan McGuire, for mentioning that a story like this existed. And thank you, whoever that person who sent her an ask saying the story was in one of the Fairy Books, for sending that ask.
I AM SO HAPPY OMG.
There you go, somebody found the Colored Fairy Book this is from!