Oct 26 2014
Peggy Orenstein’s book Cinderella Ate My Daughter was an interesting look at the hyper femininity that today’s society ascribes to young girls. As the mother of a daughter herself, Orenstein wanted to investigate how much society was reflecting the true nature of little girls versus influencing it, and what sort of effects this might have on them. She discusses several including premature sexualization, impaired self-image, and strained relationships with the opposite sex. She tackles a difficult subject with an open mind and comes across as a genuine student of her subject matter, rather than a righteous expert. Like some of the other books we have read, I again felt she went to extremes to make her point, and was almost hyperbolic at times.
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