Peggy Orenstein: "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" (Rebroadcast)

Peggy Orenstein: "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" (Rebroadcast)

The long and short term affects of "princess mania" on our daughters identities. Why pink and sparkly is so popular for young girls today and the role marketing plays in packaging and promoting it.

Pink is everywhere today. Walk into any toy store and it is easy to recognize items meant for little girls -- sparkly dress-up clothes, tiaras, even pink sports equipment. Some mothers embrace their daughters’ choice to celebrate femininity – especially given their success in the classroom and on the playing field. Others question what princess mania may mean for girls as they become young teens. Still others see the new girlie-girl culture as a product of mass marketing that threatens to consume their daughters. The dark side of pretty and pink: how choices we make for our toddlers can influence their teenage years and beyond.

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Peggy Orenstein

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