Sunday, January 30, 2011

NYT Book Review: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Check out a review of Peggy Orenstein's book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Orenstein, a mother seeking to navigate the pink fluffy marketing targeted at young girls of her daughter's age, explores "the princess" phase, a stage during which young girls often turn to glittery princess paraphernalia as a way to assert their female identity. Through field trips to toy fairs and stores, child beauty pageants, and, yes, a Miley Cyrus concert, Orenstein wrestles with this princess culture as a parent, debating its pros and cons. Definitely worth checking out (the review and the actual book) if you're interested in fairy tales and pop culture!

1 comment:

  1. oh wow, that's great that she wrote a book! we read Orenstein's NYT essay (2006, 'What's Wrong With Cinderella?') last semester in our fairy tales/pop culture/feminism seminar, and i really, really liked it. she articulates a lot of really, really important ideas that are too often overlooked.


    thanks for the tip, allison! i'll be checking out the review, and the book.