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Stereotypes In Peggy Orenstein's 'Cinderella Ate My Daughter'

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein, addresses the princess stereotypes, unattainable body images, and pressures to be perfect that girls face throughout childhood and into adulthood. By narrating the story through her own experiences with her daughter, Daisy, Orenstein discusses the way marketers narrow girl's’ options by focusing on pink, princesses, and perfection. In order to understand the challenges and pressures girls encounter, Orenstein talks with mothers of other daughters and psychologists, travels to Disney, American Girl, the New York Toy Convention, a glitz pageant, and a Miley Cyrus concert, and researches classic fairy tales, the evolution of dolls, television shows, and websites. After learning about all things girl,

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