I’m a bit of a podcast addict, and this is a short post to recommend a podcast episode I listened to this morning.
Peggy Orenstein is an author whose published books are Waiting for Daisy; Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World; and the best-selling SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. Her most recent book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, is what she was talking about, and reading from, on the podcast.
It is about the Disney Princess-ification (forgive me, grammar!) of girls’ childhoods, which is a big concern to many feminists, especially feminist parents. She talks with great passion about the issue on the Authors On Tour podcast, and I would really recommend listening.