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Empowering Girls: Princess Culture Examined

Ever wonder how and why the Disney Princess Culture distorted and minimized girlness, leaving girls as the extra character or one that desperately needs to be saved? My film-maker friend, Aaron Lea, sent me this rejection letter to a Mary…
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Frog Prince & Daddy

Kiss it. It might turn into a prince. You kiss it! I already got my Prince. This is what Daddy looked like when I found him.
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Shrek the Third, Princess Confrontation

We took our kids and my mentee to see Shrek the Third (Widescreen Edition). I was thrilled to expose the girls to the scene where the Disney Princesses, Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, deliberately nod off to sleep to "wait to be…

Hot Princes

By Tracee SiouxI saw Princes William and Harry on The Today Show. Wow, they turned out HOT! As a Femimommy who is adamantly Anti-Princess, does that mean I have to be Anti-Hot Prince? I even caught myself fantasizing that if I couldn't have…

Real Princesses

By Tracee SiouxIn the middle of Ainsley's Disney Princess Obsession I found a coffee table book about Princess Diana at the library and showed it to her.She honestly had never considered the fact that there might actually be real princesses.…

Battered Women, Time To Leave

By Tracee Sioux I know this column will reach a battered woman, because according to the US Justice Department, 30 percent of women are beaten by a significant other at one time or another. This is an issue very close to my heart as I was…
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Princess Ban

By Tracee Sioux “No princesses, Bratz or Barbie gifts,” read the invitation for my daughter’s 5th birthday party this year. The week before we had gone to the used bookstore and sold all Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping…