So, I love classic fairytales as much as the next person, but anyone notice that particular kinds of characters generally get a bad wrap. Consider the role of stepmoms in Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and Snow White. I'm sure much has been written on this, but i'm curious to hear what others think. The very good friend or confidant of the hero is almost always portrayed as asexual AND undesirable. Thoughts?