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Cinderella ate my daughter : dispatches from the front lines of the new girlie-girl culture

Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author explores her own conflicting feelings as a mother as she protects her offspring and probes the roots and tendrils of the girlie-girl movement and concludes that parents who think through their values early on and set reasonable limits, encourage dialogue and skepticism, and are canny about the consumer culture can combat the 24/7 "media machine" aimed at girls and hold off the focus on beauty,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Orenstein
ISBN: 9780061711527 0061711527
OCLC Number: 641532282
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why I hoped for a boy --
What's wrong with Cinderella? --
Pinked! --
What makes girls girls? --
Sparkle, sweetie! --
Guns and (briar) roses --
Wholesome to whoresome: the other Disney princesses --
It's all about the cape --
Just between you, me, and my 622 BFFs --
Girl power--no, really.
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The author explores her own conflicting feelings as a mother as she protects her offspring and probes the roots and tendrils of the girlie-girl movement and concludes that parents who think through their values early on and set reasonable limits, encourage dialogue and skepticism, and are canny about the consumer culture can combat the 24/7 "media machine" aimed at girls and hold off the focus on beauty, materialism, and the color pink somewhat.

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