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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Embracing the Disney Princess Craze

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 09.29.2013 | Parents
Lynsi Freitag

Walking around the streets of Disney, I found myself in an odd juxtaposition between intoxication with the sparkles, jewels and tiaras on the one hand, and disbelief that I was an active participant in what I had so proudly balked at in my former life. My former life being my life before children.

Harrods' New Toy Department Makes A Big Statement

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents

London department store, Harrods, appears to have taken the musings of 4-year-old Riley Maida, who railed against toy marketers to stop forcing pink ...

Cinderella Ate My Daughter (& Where I Found My Girls)

Deborah Stambler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Parents
Deborah Stambler

It's fascinating to watch my girls develop into young women -- to see their sexuality, intellect and self-awareness grow. It's also scary to recognize that our influence in their life is waning.

Why Can't Girls Just Be Girls?

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Sabrina Schaeffer

Perhaps the most pernicious part of the modern feminist movement is the idea that girls shouldn't be girls. But conflating equality with uniformity isn't the answer. Because, in the end, to be different is what sets us apart.

Do We Need A Princess Recovery Program?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Forget girls, parents are the people who need a Princess Recovery Program.

I'm a Feminist Mom -- And My Daughter Loves Princesses

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I swore she would never wear pink. But then I saw the glitter shoes. And the Cinderella coloring book. And I wondered, is my anti-princess stance really necessary?

Cinderella Ate My Man-Eating Tiger Daughter

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Hilary Levey Friedman

Is it possible that it is Amy Chua who has gotten it right? If parents don't let a little bit of their Tiger selves come out early, it's possible that Hymowitz's Cinderella model will reign supreme.

The Future Of Women And Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The wound that is being created and perpetuated by our cultural distortion and commercialization of female sexuality needs to be -- and can be -- stopped.

Truck-Loving Girls And Ballet-Dancing Boys: Why Raising Ungendered Kids Isn’t So Simple

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Buttenwieser

Peggy Orenstein, you totally got to me. After reading your book, I feel all the more resolved not to let the cult of Disney Princesses into her life (or mine).