Yahoo! News has a very interesting report regarding a study that may surprise many people. According to research done by graduate student Susan Darker-Smith, an observance of both parents of primary school children and women who have been involved in domestic abuse has revealed that those who grew up reading fairy tales are likely to be more submissive as adults. “They believe if their love is strong enough they can change their partner’s behaviour,” concludes Darker-Smith. “Girls who have listened to such stories as children tend to become more submissive in their future relationships.” Her study, titled “The Tales We Tell Our Children: Overconditioning of Girls to Expect Partners to Change,” will be discussed by many of the world’s most influential therapists, as it will be presented to the International Congress of Cognitive Therapy in Gothenburg, Sweden, in May. It is also worth noting that Darker-Smith’s work discovered that the most popular bedtime stories for girls were Cinderella and Rapunzel, that latter of which is currently being adapted into a Disney computer animated film.