Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

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While researching for an article about being a feminist raising a princess obsessed ballerina I came across Peggy Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter Dispatched From The Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.

I enjoy her take on raising a daughter in a media saturated world where girls are told they can be either Snow White or Cinderella and have anything they want – in pink.

This book provides a lot on interesting information regarding the history of toy companies, gender defining colours, and how mothers feel about the rule of the princess.

Spoiler fact: Take a look at Disney Princess merchandise, the girls are never looking at each other.

It’s an honest book where she admits though she’s been studying the behaviours of girls for years, she was still not completely prepared for raising one, something any parent can admit to (Though some don’t)  Her work is both an educational and enjoyable read, I highly rcommend not only this book but her others as well.

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