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Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
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Oct 19, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: motherhood, feminist-non-fiction

It was light and easy to read. The writing flowed well but I'll admit that her research seemed similarly light and more like a book of thoughtful newspaper columns/ blog posts rather than a fully formed piece of research.

Still, one line that sticks in my head and still makes me chuckle is her discussion of fairy tales and girls' portrayal in stories - which was quite interesting, although a basic lit survey course would teach one the same stuff. She begins to discuss Twilight and declares that "Stephenie Meyer makes the Brothers' Grimm seem like Andrea Dworkin."

That line was worth the reading time, but I'm glad I didn't buy the book.

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