Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

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The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults.
 

About Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein is an award-winning writer and speaker on issues affecting girls and women. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Glamour, Mirabella, Details, Elle, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her new book, Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half- Changed World, will be published by Doubleday in May 2000.
 
Published January 25, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 261 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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A tour of the hyper-feminine, commercialized world of young girls.

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New York Journal of Books

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Peggy Orenstein, noted journalist and bestselling author has spent two decades reporting on the issues of womanhood, girlhood, and female empowerment, and she makes a surprising confession on the first page of her new thought-provoking book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front L...

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Star Tribune

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Tutus and tiaras might look harmless, but Orenstein convincingly argues that they introduce girls to a commodified version of femininity.

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Meanwhile, the reason why younger girls have ditched Barbie for Bratz lies in a principle marketers call Kids Getting Older Younger: “Toys and trends start with older children,” Orenstein explains, “but younger ones, trying to be like their big brothers and sisters, quickly adopt them.” Though sh...

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Bookmarks Magazine

From premature sexualization to the risk of depression to rising rates of narcissism, the potential negative impact of this new girlie-girl culture is undeniable—yet armed with awareness and recognition, parents can effectively counterbalance its influence in their daughters' lives. Ci...

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She does, however, provide a sense of hope by the end of the book that leaves the reader feeling that media literacy, mindful consumer habits, and constant dialogue with your child are among the best roads to raising emotionally healthy and happy little girls.

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In “Cinderella ate my Daughter,” author Peggy Orenstein takes an in depth look at how girls—from toddlers on up—are confronted by societal pressures to be pretty.

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Windy City Media

What worries Orenstein, the mother of an 8-year-old girl named Daisy, is that today's media and entertainment industry have colluded to create an overtly feminized stereotype for young girls that is simultaneously hyper-sexualized and disempowering with its constant reminder that girls need to be...

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