By Peggy Orenstein
The acclaimed writer of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls unearths the darkish part of purple and lovely: the increase of the girlie-girl, she warns, isn't really that innocent.
Pink and lovely or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood impacts our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a woman seems issues greater than who she is. someplace among the exhilarating upward thrust of woman energy within the Nineteen Nineties and this day, the pursuit of actual perfection has been recast as a source--the source--of woman empowerment. And commercialization has unfold the message speedier and farther, achieving women at ever-younger ages.
But, realistically, what number instances are you able to say no whilst your daughter begs for a pint-size marriage ceremony costume or the newest Hannah Montana CD? and the way harmful is red and lovely anyway--especially given girls' successes within the lecture room and at the enjoying box? Being a princess is simply make-believe, in any case; ultimately they develop out of it. Or do they? Does taking part in Cinderella protect women from early sexualization--or leading them for it? may perhaps today's little princess turn into tomorrow's sexting teenager? And what if she does? may that make her in control of her sexuality--or an unwitting captive to it?
Those questions hit domestic with Peggy Orenstein, so she went sleuthing. She visited Disneyland and the overseas toy reasonable, trolled American lady position and Pottery Barn youngsters, and met good looks competition mom and dad with preschoolers tricked out like Vegas showgirls. She dissected the technological know-how, created an internet avatar, and parsed the unique fairy stories. The stakes become greater than she--or we--ever imagined: not anything below the healthiness, improvement, and futures of our ladies. From untimely sexualization to the chance of melancholy to emerging charges of narcissism, the capability damaging effect of this new girlie-girl tradition is undeniable--yet armed with knowledge and popularity, mom and dad can successfully counterbalance its impact of their daughters' lives.
Cinderella Ate My Daughter is a must-read for someone who cares approximately ladies, and for fogeys assisting their daughters navigate the rocky street to maturity.
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