The Destructive Culture of Pretty Pink Princesses
By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
Girls the world over often go through a “princess phase,” enthralled with anything pink and pretty — most especially the Disney princesses.
When it happened to Peggy Orenstein’s daughter Daisy, the contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine stepped back to examine the phenomenon. She found that the girlie-girl culture being marketed to little girls was less innocent than it might seem, and can have negative consequences for girls’ psychological, social and physical development.
Orenstein’s exploration took her to Walt Disney World, the American Girl flagship store in New York City and a child beauty pageant. She details her quest in the new book “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture” (Harper Collins, Jan. 25).
Check out this link for the complete article. The Q &A is particularly telling: