Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty: the rise of the girlie-girl, she warns, is not that innocent. Sweet and sassy or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them... show more
The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty: the rise of the girlie-girl, she warns, is not that innocent. Sweet and sassy or predatory and hardened, sexualized girlhood influences our daughters from infancy onward, telling them that how a girl looks matters more than who she is. Somewhere between the exhilarating rise of Girl Power in the 1990s and today, the pursuit of physical perfection has been recast as the source of female empowerment. And commercialization has spread the message faster and farther, reaching girls at ever-younger ages. But how dangerous is pink and pretty, anyway? Being a princess is just make-believe; eventually they grow out of it . . . or do they? In search of answers, Peggy Orenstein visited Disneyland, trolled American Girl Place, and met parents of beauty-pageant preschoolers tricked out like Vegas showgirls. The stakes turn out to be higher than she ever imagined. From premature sexualization to the risk of depression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of this new girlie-girl culture is undeniable—yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters' lives.
Publish date: 31 stycznia 2012
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages no: 272
Edition language: Polski
, Pop Culture
, Gender Studies
This book was fine, though it really caterers to the white middle to upper class mothers who want a part on the back more than advise. The research data in it was interesting. I enjoyed the chatty writing style. While there were sections of this book I could really get on board with there were other...
I don't have children, and I don't teach children. I picked up this book in part due to an interview on NPR and after seeing prostitots in the malls. I should also note I had Barbies when I was kid. They got trampled by thier horses a lot. But at least, during my childhood, Barbie could be a vet...
A lot of interesting thoughts about Disney, fairy tales, American Girl, etc. I enjoyed a lot of the book but wished it went into more depth in certain points (at least there's an extensive bibliography). The idea that when women were more restricted to the home allowed them to actually have more fr...