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The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

Why Not Wanting to Camp Doesn't Make You a Princess

Sara Starkman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I mean, who doesn't want to try new things? The question is, however, do I want to do all of them again? The true merit lies in the willingness to try barbecued chicken testicles, not the eating of them every night. That's just weird.

If This Guy's Daughter Is a 'Real' Princess, Then I'm Lord of Ice Cream Cones

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Some little girl told her father she wanted to be Cinderella, and her dad took her seriously, went out and claimed unchartered territory in Africa, and is now saying that his daughter is a f*cking princess. I'm 100% not kidding.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

When Did We Let Princess Become a Bad Word?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

If I remember correctly, most of those princess stories have the ladies facing down evil, running through forests and climbing towers -- and they manage to do it all in a dress.

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

Ancient Statue Of Egyptian Princess Found

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoan...

7 Ways To Tell If You're Actually A Princess

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.24.2014 | Style

Think you can't spot a princess from a mile away? Think again. There are plenty of ways to pick out a royal, whether she be a princess, queen or du...

Maya Rudolph Sings Prince. The Show is Bawdy and Steamy and Eliminates Toxins As Well!

Erika Milvy | Posted 04.15.2014 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

You would be wrong if you thought Maya Rudolph's band, Princess -- a girls' Prince cover band -- is a comedy act parodying the artist formerly kno...

Move Over Celebutantes and Twerkers, It's Time for a Ladylike Revolution

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Have you heard about the latest YouTube craze, subwoofer orgasm videos? Why bother with twerking and other provocative dance videos when girls are wil...

'Girls Can Be Princesses. Boys Can Be Anything They Want.'

Ben Irwin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Ben Irwin

My kids deserve better than another set of books telling boys they can be whatever they want, while girls should stick to being princesses.

Little Girl, Sexist World

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

I was well on my way to raising the ultimate gender-neutral child when something entirely unexpected happened. My daughter turned three and started expressing her own views. In doing so, she made her interests extremely clear and they completely contradicted my expectations.

Why Felipe Must Go

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Corruption charges have touched almost every political leader in Spain. Yet impunity remains and dominates. Neither the King nor Prince Felipe has publicly denounced this calamitous form of public behavior. What a mediocre show.

Has 'Princess Culture' Gone Too Far? (NEW BOOK)

Posted 11.21.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion [Simon & Schuster, $28.00]. “Dress Up in Dreams...

Why Are We Still Falling for the Princess Bulls**t?

Carole Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

Once again the media found itself in a feeding frenzy with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the new little royal Prince George. I remember thinking to myself, isn't it 2013? As a woman who grew up in the '70s I find it hard to understand why we still look to being a princess as being ideal.

PICS: Princess Madeleine Belongs To The Kate Middleton School Of Maternity Dressing

Posted 09.16.2013 | Style

As we're sure our readers have figured out by now, we at HuffPost Style have a bit of a one-track mind when it comes to pregnancies: We care most abou...

"The Prince and the Poppie"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Prince Charles Clarence House London SW1A 1BA United Kingdom Sir: From one new grandpa to another, I am writing to congratulate you...

PHOTOS: That's Not Your Boyfriend, Princess Beatrice!

Posted 07.18.2013 | Style

SPOTTED: Princess Beatrice out on the town. Without her boyfriend, Dave Clark. We know, we know, we hate to be those people, but we couldn't help o...

Why Merida Matters

Lauren Boyle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Lauren Boyle

The original image of Merida was precious and clung to by moms who adored Merida for her adventures, her love of her family, and her resemblance to the young girls they know and love.

"It's About Crime"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private eye (my other eye, I figured, would be public), but I never pursued it because I was sure...

Why Annette Funicello's Death Is So Hard For Me

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

She will always be a princess to me and to the millions of fans who loved her. Rest in peace, sweet Annette.

WATCH: Dads Tackle The 'Princess Problem'

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents

Debates over Princess Culture -- society's obsession with toys and shows for girls that reinforce gender stereotypes -- have long been waged by expert...

An Obsessed Toddler Is the Perfect Pre-Reader

Katie Davis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Katie Davis

Whether it's construction, trains or Princess Barbie, the drill is the same. Our kids live it and breathe it. When your child wants nothing but more trains, trains, trains, don't try to distract him. Give him trains! Go to the library and lead him to all those delectable books about trains.

What Price the Princess Cult? Toys, Our Kids, and Harmful Messages

Martha Burk | Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents
Martha Burk

Our daughters are awash in princesses and pink. Is this pinkification and princess obsession harming our girls? Is being a princess a career? I put these questions to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.