A typical American girl’s room consists of: books about princesses, dresses, tutu’s, pink bed sheets, a white dresser, with nail polish, and childlike make-up on top. Different kinds of dolls scattered throughout, and Princess movies stacked up next to her television ready to pop in whenever she pleases. Obsessing over how princesses live their perfect lives is detrimental to a young girl’s gender construction, be...
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...le, perhaps not even a happily ever after. Because life is not a fairy tale or neither enchanted , reading the story books and watching the movies about princesses doesn’t happen in real life. It’s a fictional story with fictional characters, these stories are supposed to entertain the younger crowd of girls. But some these younger girls get too caught up in the fantasy like world and begin to develop an enchanted life in their heads, which is not there. Then later in life it becomes a shocker to them when reality hits them hard , and their enchanted dreams have been shattered into pieces.
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