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The Harm in Being a Girlie-Girl

The girlie-girl culture being marketed to little girls is less innocent than it might seem, and can have negative consequences for girls' psychological, social and physical development.

When you look through the princess products there’s a lot of makeup, there’s a lot of ‘my princess wedding,’ things that are pretty retrograde on that level. But while they’re not sexualized per se, they’re certainly appealing to what goes kind of hand-in-glove with that, as girls are going to get older, which is about consumerism and narcissism. And certainly they’re encouraging girls to think that looking pretty and getting a lot of feedback from others about what a pretty princess you are is pretty important, and that having the most stuff is very important.


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