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In Defense of the Princess : How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Strong, Smart Women
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It’s no secret that most girls, at some point, love all things princess: the poofy tutus, the plastic tiaras, the color pink. Some girls never lose these lovesthey’ve secretly (or not-so-secretly) carried them through to adulthood. The phenomenon of princess love” has caused much hand-wringing in the blogosphere, as critics charge that these fantasies leave both girls and grown women caught in stereotypical roles.
Enter Jerramy Fine, self-described feminist AND princess, who offers fresh insights in her collection of essays that valiantly defends the harboring of princess dreams. She celebrates both real and imagined princesses, from Sleeping Beauty and Kate Middleton, to Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, and the oft-maligned Disney heroines. Using personal anecdotes, studies, and articles, Jerramy Fine assures parents that princess play can create smart, creative, and independent women. She also helps women understand their own Princess infatuation: why DID three billion people watch Kate Middleton become the Princess of Wales? Why are we still enamored of Princess Diana?
Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.