Peggy Orenstein on the 'Princess Culture'
Peggy Orenstein, author of "Cinderella Ate My Daughter," has plenty of insight about how our culture views women and their feminine tendencies. Peggy believes that elements of our society, such as child beauty pageants and the idolization of the Kardashians, are contributing to reinforced stereotypes that girls feels they must live by.
"It's part of this idea that tells little girls that self-absorption is the same as self-confidence," Peggy says. "[It tells them] that how they look is who they are. They're being told that over and over."
Peggy discusses how, in years past, our society used to worry about 12 and 13-year-old girls who have these issues, but now we are seeing these trends in girls as young as 3.
Hear Peggy's thoughts on the "princess culture," and what she does to foster strength and independence in raising her daughter.
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