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New Meetup: Peggy Orenstein: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

From: Rayshauna
Sent on: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 6:12 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for New Wave - Young Boston Feminists!

What: Peggy Orenstein: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

When: Monday, January 31,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Peggy Orenstein (Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls) is a contributing writer for NYT Magazine and has written features for Salon, O, and The New Yorker. In her new book, she faces the pink tidal wave of girlie-girl culture and examines its effects on the women of tomorrow.


When journalist Peggy Orenstein published an essay in The New York Times Magazine about the ?princess-mania? that has overtaken a new generation of little girls, she was not prepared for a firestorm. But ?What?s Wrong with Cinderella?? swiftly shot to the top of the Times? website?s ?most emailed? list and elicited hundreds of reader responses. Orenstein, who had garnered a reputation as an expert on girls? development with her groundbreaking bestseller, Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem and the Confidence Gap, thought she was simply musing about her own observations and reactions to her young daughter?s obsession with Disney princesses and predilection for the color pink. Clearly, though, she had touched a cultural nerve: many parents, she discovered, shared her concerns about the significance of this seemingly-retro trend toward the ultra-feminine, and the role the ubiquitous marketing machine plays in packaging and promoting it.

Note: Seating begins at 6:30pm

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