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Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
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Apr 25, 2012

bookshelves: adult, nonfiction, parenting
Read in January, 2012 , read count: 1

Hilarious and informative, Peggy Orenstein investigates the world of the "girlie-girl" culture, from its blatant princess worship to its spa parties for preschoolers. As the mother of a three-year-old suddenly and inexplicably fixated on Cinderella, when she previous wore nothing but Thomas the Tank Engine, Orenstein decides to delve further. She consults psychologists, behaviorists, neuroscientists, and even attends a Miley Cyrus concert in pursuit of a deeper truth about girlhood today. What she finds is surprising and slightly terrifying -- girls today are being pushed more than ever to be "pretty and pink". Definitely a great read! – Karen H.

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