A Dad Loses His Battle Against the Pink Princess Prison

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Gilberto Lucero swore his beloved little girl would not succumb to the “pink princess prison.” She had other ideas.

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

David Guba looks at a recent news story about an American fathering “claiming” a kingdom in Africa to make his daughter a princess and considers what lessons the father might be teaching his young heiress.

Challenging “Normal”: Why Non-Token Diversity in Kids’ Storytelling Is Important

Challenging “Normal”: Why Non-Token Diversity in Kids’ Storytelling Is Important

Navdeep Singh Dhillon argues that, all too often in books, movies, and TV shows for children, non-white characters are only defined by their “otherness.”

The Importance of Male Self-Love

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Jackson Bliss explains why the world is a better place when men love themselves

Talking to Your Daughter About Beauty

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“I still remember the names of two girls my father identified as pretty in a fifth-grade class picture.”

The Subtle Backlash: It’s My Kid In a Box

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Ariel Chesler is a dad who is worried about the ways in which kids’ toys are becoming more and more gendered.

Let’s Teach Boys About Airbrushing

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Andrew Smiler argues that we can help everyone by teaching boys about the artificial beauty we see.

So You Want to Be a Princess

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Bird seamstresses, prancing princes: Greg White on the pressure and woes of life on the fast track to happy ever after.

Raising a Son Within the Princess Culture

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Is girl power bad for boys?

Open Thread: Can You Name More Than Two Modern Astronauts, Painters, Inventors, or Scientists?

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Do we value celebrities and playboys more than poets, scientists, and inventors?

Princess Culture: 2/23

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Is daddy’s princess brave and good?

6 Princess Books for Parents Who Really, Really Hate Princesses

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Tom Burns, father of a princess-crazy little girls, suggests bedtime reading that will make both dad and daughter happy.

You’re Not Your Daughter’s Handsome Prince

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Hugo Schwyzer explains how a dad who relies solely on emotional validation from his daughter (instead of his wife) might be causing unforeseen harm.

Men and the Sexualization of Young Girls

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Encouraging princess culture—however innocently—contributes to the sexualization of girls. Men can be part of the solution to the “princess problem.”