Friday, August 5, 2011
A New Book
Todd and I are in the middle of reading this book. Cinderella Ate My Daughter, by Peggy Orenstein. I wish I could write a review of every chapter, its been such a good book. By good I mean eye-opening to the new world of girls.
Here is the premise of the book; in the past women and men, mothers and fathers and society worked really hard to get the message out there to girls, "You can become anything you want." And girls really believed it and became anything they wanted. The message today is still the same, but with an added part; "You can be anything you want, as long as you are HOT while you are doing it." This is the new message our daughters are getting from toys to movies, commercials and beauty products that are marketed to younger and younger ages.
The author, Peggy Orenstein, has spent her whole career studying girls in our society, but it was only until she had her own daughter that she began to see this new message they are receiving from our culture.
We have one chapter left and then we can begin to await our yearly posting by Todd.
Until then I leave you with this: When did baby dolls changed from looking like this...
To looking like this?