Magical Thinking for Girls

Science doesn’t give you power unless you already have it

Amber Sparks
Oct 25, 2019 · 9 min read
Illustration by Louisa Bertman

Once upon a time, there was a boy.

We start with the boy because these stories always start with a boy. They start with a boy, and they end with a girl. She is always a victim in these kinds of stories, whether of happiness or unhappiness, violence or kindness, it doesn’t much matter. Sometimes…