Thursday, June 23, 2011
Reflection : Cinderella ate my daughter
This reading was interesting about Disney princesses and the world. The author says how parents cannot keep the world away from their daughters, and can only prepare them.
We learn why parents want to keep kids away from the Disney magic, just like in the reading how the parent kept the story of Snow White, and we saw how a fairy tale plays out in children.
Also, on page 18 we see how the image on the Welcome to our campus banner was seen, little girl with glitter rhinestone tiara. Many parents can try to keep this princess images away from daughters so they don't act this way. But eventually she's going to get old enough to learn it from our culture and that her value may well depend on submissive behavior, dressing sexy.
The best thing the author suggests is to talk about the issues with these fairy tales. To talk about the images, the products, the dangers, and help girls present there own values early in life.