dejah_thoris's Reviews > Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
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Jul 30, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from July 30 to August 01, 2012

If you're the mother to a young girl, READ THIS BOOK. Excellent for any woman who has not been through years of women's studies but also offers some new perspectives on pop culture for young feminists trying to raise their daughters. I totally feel for Orenstein's plight though I don't have children yet, I was part of the Girl Power, Riot Grrl, Radical Feminist movement, which feels like the ideal demographic for this book. But even if you liked being femme as a child, read this book for your daughters as the changes in child and girl culture have drastically limited opportunities, which will shape young women's minds for years to come.

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07/31/2012 page 80
33.0% "A few interesting insights & facts even though most of her arguments are exactly what I expected."

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Aspho I won't read it as I will only agree with it wholeheartedly and it will depress the hell out of me....

dejah_thoris You might not want to read the book I followed it with either then, "Girls Gone Skank", as it's more of the same only worse due to self-objectification.

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