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The Cinderella Test: Would You Really Want the Shoe to Fit?: Subtle Ways Women Are Seduced and Socialized Into Servitude and Stereotypes

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In this thought-provoking volume, clinical psychologist Vera Maass examines the negative side of the glory of Cinderella's promise: that women buying into the myth's demand for conformity risk losing their individuality and sacrificing their personal goals. Think the tale is too old or too innocent to be relevant? See television's "The Bachelor."

Based on Maass' extensive p
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Hardcover, 168 pages
Published June 24th 2009 by Praeger Publishers (first published 2009)
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Athos
Sep 29, 2010 Athos rated it it was ok
In short, Cinderella should have asked the prince (and herself) a few questions before putting that shoe on ...
Tara Calaby
This starts off very well, but loses focus a little and becomes rather repetitive towards the end. The initial part of the book is well oriented towards examining the Cinderella tradition in light of modern female existence, but the motif is all but dropped about a third of the way through the book and the rest becomes a more general account of the subjugation of modern women. Interesting to read a feminist work from the perspective of a psychologist, although I found myself wishing that the ...more
Elise
Jan 06, 2011 Elise rated it liked it
This starts out very strong but ends up like most other feminist books I've read: If a woman makes a man the center of her life, she'll be miserable.
Liz
Aug 05, 2016 Liz rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
Little new research went into this book, which is filled with anecdotal (fictional?) scenarios that don't seem to roll into a bigger, connected picture. Not worth it.
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