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Recent Articles

March, 2014
Beauty Self-Acceptance--At Last
MORE Magazine

September, 2013
Call of the Wild
MORE Magazine

September 1, 2013
Grieving Traditions Lost In Berkeley Camp Flames
The San Francisco Chronicle

May 15, 2013
Reacting to Angelina Jolie's Breast Cancer News
The New York Times Magazine: "The 6th Floor"

April 25, 2013
Our Feel-Good War On Breast Cancer
The New York Times Magazine

July 15, 2012
They Don't Make Feminists This Outrageous Any More
Slate/DoubleX

June 11, 2012
Too Young for Status Updates
The Los Angeles Times

April 10, 2012
Improved Breast Cancer Detection Needed
The San Francisco Chronicle

February 15, 2012
Beyond the Komen Controversy
The Los Angeles Times

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

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The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake-up call to parents: the rise of the girlie girl is not that innocent.

As a new mother, Peggy Orenstein was blindsided by the persistent ultra-feminine messages being sent to a new generation of little girls—from "princess-mania" to endless permutations of pink. How many times can you say no when your daughter begs for a pint-sized wedding gown, she wondered. How dangerous is pink and pretty anyway? Being a princess is just make-believe, isn't it? Does playing Cinderella shield little girls from early sexualization—or prime them for it?

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Peggy OrensteinPeggy Orenstein is an award-winning writer, editor and speaker about issues affecting girls and women. Her newest book Cinderella Ate My Daughter will be released in February 2011.

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