Parent Forum Features Peggy Orenstein

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New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake-up call to parents: the rise of the girlie girl is not all innocence. Together, we will explore the persistence of ultra-feminine messages being sent to a new generation of little girls:

  • How dangerous is pink and pretty anyway?
  • Does playing Cinderella shield little girls from early sexualization—or prime them for it?

In her latest book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Orenstein sets out to discover the origins and ramifications of this cultural shift as we discuss the significance of this seemingly retro trend toward the ultra-feminine, and the role the marketing machine plays in packaging and promoting it.

Please join us Tuesday, March 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at our Avis MPR (960 Avis Drive at Moeser in El Cerrito) for an in-depth and informed discussion of this controversial material.