Jul 6, 2011
I read this book after hearing about it on the Double X Podcast (which I lurve!). Cinderella Ate My Daughter takes a hard look at the many many things that have made me an uncomfortable auntie over the years. Make-up and hair dye on 10 years olds. "Princess" scrawled on every other t-shirt. The fucking prevelance of the Disney princess mania! Gar!
The book left me in a feminist rage - not super hard to do some days. It made me worry about future generations of women and promise myself extra hard to be a better role model to any girl loony enough to look up to me. I know that things are tough in their own way for any generation, but it's worth paying attention to.
The book may have been a little too much panic and a little too less answers, but I kinda think that noticing and paying attention is 3/4ths of the battle so I give it a pass on that.
My only real complaint is that as an avid listener to Double X, many of these stories weren't all that new to me. Still - good read! 6.5/10.