Shakespeare-was-a-woman theorists step aside: "Once upon a time women created fantastic stories and fables while men took the credit. Unfortunately this isn't a fairy tale (or a shocker)," writes Jessica, who quotes from a Discovery Channel feature: "
The Brothers Grimm have received credit for 'Cinderella,' 'Snow White,' 'The Frog Prince' and other famous fairy tales, but now some scholars believe women provided the German brothers with these stories and many others."The Brothers Grimm did end up giving credit to one woman, an educated middle class woman named Dorothea Viehmann. But the brothers described her as being an uneducated, kindly old 'peasant woman,' to reinforce a folksy charm that the brothers hoped to imbue their books with. Nice." (Feministing)