So you’re six years old, you’re reading ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,’ and it becomes rapidly obvious that there are only two kinds of men in the world: dwarves and Prince Charmings. And the odds are seven to one against your finding the prince.

Emily Levine

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Source: "A Theory of Everything." TED2002. Feb. 2002. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that in the fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," the female protagonist has eight men to choose from, but seven of them are dwarves -- this teaches young girls that the odds of finding an attractive, charming mate are not very good. In the TED Talk this quote is from, philosopher-comedian Emily Levine follows up this quote by saying, "That's why little girls don't do math -- it's too depressing." Levine's humorous TED Talk covers a wide range topics, including of science, politics, hypocrisy, and much more. Watch the full TED Talk here: Emily Levine - A Theory of Everything
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