A friend recently forwarded me this:

The Shortest Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl, “Will you marry me?”
The girl said “no” and she lived happily ever after. And
went shopping, drank martinis with friends, always had a
clean house, never ever had to cook, had a closet full of
shoes and handbags, stayed skinny.

The End.

And I wonder: is this a fairy tale ending? I think it’s good for girls to be able to reject the idea that they need or want a man in their lives. But is this really a good alternative? What do you think a good fairy tale ending for our girls might look like?