Monday, May 5, 2014

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

I think that Orenstein reading was interesting. The reading was about how the Disney princess has a big impact in young girl. I agree with her because it’s in our surrounding, it hard to avoid. This reading reminded me of Unlearning the Myths That Blind Us by Linda Christensen. The reason it reminded me of Orenstein’s reading was  because she argues that media has an impact on us.  The reason I connected both of readings was because princess dominate us girls when growing up. It’s hard to avoid the Disney princess even if we wanted to.  The media impacts our daily life. Even though Orenstein wanted her daughter to reject the princess it was hard. Like Christensen said it’s hard to avoid. When you go to a toy store or even go shopping pink is everywhere not only are those princesses are on clothing but they are everywhere. Like Orenstein said “ but all we did was envision a little girl’s room and think about how she could live out the princess fantasy. The counsel we gave licenses was: what type of bedding would a princess want to sleep in? what kind of alarm clock would a princess want to wake up to?” I remember my cousin planning her daughter’s birthday. All you would see is princess theme. So how could Orenstein daughter avoid princess if it’s something you see everywhere. Like Christensen said young  society is manipulated. If young girl don’t see it at home they have friends that are obsessed about wanting to be a princess. If you watch TV shows for children it’s all about the happy ever after.  So could a young girl reject being a princess? The princesses are manipulated to be perfect and have this amazing life.                   <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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