Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, questions the focus on breast cancer awareness and screening in light of the latest research, especially if it comes at the expense of research into treatment and a cure.
At last! After nearly 20 years and over a dozen films, Pixar is releasing their first film featuring a female lead. It’s called “Brave” and it’s being lauded by many critics as a film that’s both “strong” and “feminist.” But is it just another princess movie?
For many young girls of a certain age, everything has to be pink, sparkly, and preferably accompanied by a tiara. Peggy Orenstein, journalist and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, asks whether princess-mania is a developmental stage or a marketing-induced craze.