Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

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Harper Collins, Jan 25, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults.
 

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

I found this book informative, well-written, and short on answers. I have a 4-year-old daughter who is just (apparently) coming out of an obsession with the Disney princess stories, though apart from ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

This book on the "pink" wars and the trend toward princess culture in childhood, as well as gender based expectations is not a sermon or a lecture; it is a conversation. The author has an easy style ... Read full review

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Contents

Why I Hoped for a Boy
1
Pinked
33
What Makes Girls Girls?
55
CHAPTER5 Sparkle Sweetie
73
CHAPTER6 Guns and Briar Roses
95
The Other Disney Princesses
113
Its All About the Cape
133
Just Between You Me and My 622
159
Girl PowerNo Really
179
Acknowledgments
193
Notes
195
Bibliography
223
Index
231
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Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker, and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

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