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Royal Wedding (Disney CopyCats)

LOL. I'm not sure where this image is from, a friend emailed it to me.

Ariel - The Little Mute

My daughter, like every five-year-old girl loves the Disney Princesses. I mean, we can't really walk through any store without seeing clothing, dolls, books, backpacks, flash cards, puzzles, games, dress up clothes, videos, bed spreads or…

Petition for Un-Princess Movies

I found a great resource on Packaging Girlhood, inspired by a letter from Linda Holmes (It's good, go read it). We so loved Linda Holmes' letter to Pixar, we decided to support her with a petition. Here it is: Dear Dr. Catmull and Mr. Iger, We…

Belle - Battered Codependent

By now no one will be surprised when I say that I’m not a huge fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Some might see Belle as a redeeming character because she is smart and loves to read. She is, after all, bright enough to tell Gaston, the…

TGR Launch Contest #20 - Princess Bubble

I wish every girl growing up today would have Princess Bubble. This book confronts the Princess Heritage and examines the mistakes the other princesses made (Belle and her Stockholm Syndrome, Cinderella's helplessness, and Ariel, The Little…
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TGR Launch Contest #5 - Happy Heart Princess

The Disney Princess Culture has seemed into the bloodlines of girlhood to such a degree that its nearly impossible to completely "opt-out." Believe me I've tried with my Princess Ban. If the messages weren't awful enough for girls with Belle…

Empowering Girls: Princess Bubble Review

Princess Bubble by Susan Johnston & Kimberly Webb is the antidote to the Disney Princess Culture. It's got all the "pretty" little girls want with the crowns and flouncy dresses and the gobs of bubble gum pink and castles and lavish parties.…
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Cinderella Should Have Saved Herself

By Tracee Sioux Our daughters are inundated with Cinderella and her friends. Young girls love Cinderella and want to be her. For several years I allowed the Cinderella obsession to run rampant. I allowed the dress up clothes, books, movies,…
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Empowering Girls: Frog Prince

You better be positive he's a prince before you marry him, Ainsley. I can't tell you how many women I know who married a toad and found out he was incapable of being anything other than a toad. (If you're not very careful you can marry…
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Empowering Girls: Choosing Princess

I was thinking about what I hate about the Princess Culture. It's the same reason I hate The Bachelor, Rock of Love and Flavor of Love - all Princess Culture derivatives. All the princesses wait to be CHOSEN. They never do the choosing. That's…
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Empowering Girls: Enchanted - New Generation Princess Fable

Disney's princess tales all attempt to answer one question: What do girls/women want? According to Disney's traditional message to little girls, what women want is to be saved by a prince, fall instantly in love and live happily ever after. As…