Cinderella ate my Daughter
By: Peggy Orenstein
Extended Comment Post on Brianna Pari's Blog Post
Brianna starts off her blog with this qoute....
“She is everything I would imagine my daughter would reject, would not in fact, ever encounter or even understand if she did, let alone embrace: the passive, personality-free princess swept off by a prince (who is enchanted solely by her beauty) to live in a happily-ever-after that he ultimately controls. Yet here was my girl, somehow having learned the pot line anyway, blissfully lying in wait for loves first kiss.”Brianna said this quote exemplifies the Snow White story and all of the other well-known fairy tales stories every child learns regardless if their parents try to stop them. I AGREE with Brianna on this comment because many parents want their child or children to grow up without being exposed to these fairy tales. Unfortunately sometimes there is no way to escape it. If your child is not exposed to it at home they could be exposed to it at school or even an after school program.
Like Brianna I too saw a connection from this reading to the Unlearning the Myths that Bind us by Christensen. We are all sadly blinded daily by what society is teaching us whether you are an adult, child, mother, father, cousin; you will be "sucked in". As Brianna said, you can try and do everything to protect your child from the "common stereotypes" but sadly this doesn’t always work.
As for the word princess society needs to do a better job defining this word and reconstructing what is already done. (I added the hyperlink to urban dictionary. This is a website where people can give their own definitions to words. Take a look to and see what people define princess as. It’s very interesting) I'm glad that Disney has tried to make many different types of Princesses so maybe every young can relate to but the classics will always have that bad reputation because their stories revolved around a guy.
Before and After look of the Princess from the Disney movie Brave
Here is a picture of the Disney princesses as of 2014. Which princess would most relate to or want to associate with? The option of not choosing any is a choice.
Also, after reading Cinderella ate my Daughter, will you allow your daughter to be exposed to these princess stories?