Ok so what can I say about the reading by Peggy Orenstein. I guess I can say that her reading is about the influences on children from the image of princesses. as a boy growing up, something like this seems normal to me. All of the girls would be pink crazy and trying to look like the princess from the new Disney movie that came out at the time whether it was Cinderella or another princess. This is what Orenstein talks about, it’s the image or products that is spreading nationwide of pink toys, or magical sparkly make-up or dresses. Orenstein thinks this is constricting the girls self-image.
I don’t think she is wrong with the idea of a girls self-image being constricted. Not everything news to be pink and magical, which kind of relates to the Brave; she doesn't want to be girly she wants to be free and maybe a little ruff. I also think that Cinderella ate my daughter is directed to parents as well because yess as a young age girls do want to be magical and girly but it is because of their parents as well for forcing this into watching all the female Disney movies of what I princess do and what they look like, they also are the ones that buy all of the pink clothes, toys, and make-up for them to use so at a child they also think what they are doing is normal since they see it on tv and their parents help enforce it. And other than the girly objects they created Ken a male doll. What message does this show a child, that a pretty princess needs a handsome prince, maybe this is why some people are so picky now. Everything is designed to be pretty and perfect. Then again this relates to the mother in the Brave, she is raising her daughter to be perfect and pretty always enforcing that a princess should do this and a princess should do that.
What is wrong with the color blue on a girl, as they get older and become more individualized they wear blue and no one says nothing. But as a child or even a young teen what does it mean to not wear pink, why does it always seem to be a bad thing when a girl doesn't want to be a girly girl at that age. Maybe they are a little more ruff outside, scrapping their knees, grass stains, and playing with boy toys. They are assumed to being a Tom Boy like the daughter in the brave. She doesn't do anything really that the mother likes and does more of the things that the father like but then in the end she turns out to be a perfect little girl without all the pink. I think all girls should have more of a choice for themselves without being dictated into what their parents want.
Why do we talk about the Cinderella effects on children when parents are the ones forcing it on the child?
I cant relate to being forced to wear pink cause im a boy, but now at this present time a 21 yr old I have a few pink shirts in my closet. Does this mean I wasn’t raised the right way to stay with just the boy dominate colors such as blue?