Princess in Disguise
“Cinderella and Princess Culture” written by Peggy Orenstein argues that not every girl says or wants to be a like a princess. She says everyone assumes that every little girl’s favorite colors are pink and purple. Not every girl wants to be princesses like most people think. Orenstein stresses in her article that the princesses craze culture is ruining young girls life’s as they feel constantly pressured to be perfect. “I have been taken by surprise by the princess craze and the girlie-girl culture that has risen around it” (Orenstein 671). She explains that it is Disney’s entire fault for pushing the princess craze. She believes that the story Cinderella does happen have a negative effect on young girls.
Orenstein says that this ordeal of every little girl wanting to be like a princess is worldwide. It has a major effect on younger girls who feel like they must full fill the princess position and if they do not do that then they feel depressed and think they are not good enough the way they are. Every fairytale has its own happy ending and in life not everybody is going to have a happy and magical life like Cinderella. Orenstein thinks that every little girl should have the opportunity to like what they want to, whether it is playing with power rangers or princesses. You should not assume that every little girl adores or wants to play with princesses. Not all fairytales make sense or come true. Orenstein thinks that Disney is getting a lot of money over all of the princess products that little girls are wanting and should never get. They are making fortunes on their entire princess products that little girls want. Orenstein has made it clear to parents that not all girls want to be princesses, and it could be a major problem if every parent wants their little girl to be one. Every kid is different and has their own opinion and beliefs. Maybe not every parent wants their little girl to be a princess, but their child might want to...
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