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Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
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Apr 04, 2011

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Read from March 01 to April 01, 2011

Hmmmmmm...this one is a toss-up. I loved that the author (who is also a journalist) was digging deep into any potential backfires of the infestation of princesses and pink and Disney channel kids gone wrong. But I felt she didn't offer enough "what next" for parents. She had a lot of interesting information about the marketing of Disney princesses and I'll never look at the little girls toy aisle the same way again.

I think the part that struck a chord with me was the last few chapters, which addresses whether or not girls should be complimented on their looks, how girls find value in themselves, their looks, their clothes, their sexuality, etc. Again, it would have been nice to find out helpful things we should be doing as parents vs. telling the reader all the things that are not being done correctly.

It was an interesting book to say the least.
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