The princess/superhero culture does more harm to your kids than you think.
Andrew Smiler is stunned by how quickly we can go from expressing concern about domestic violence at the Grammy’s to idealizing it in 50 Shades.
Gilberto Lucero swore his beloved little girl would not succumb to the “pink princess prison.” She had other ideas.
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.
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.”
Jackson Bliss explains why the world is a better place when men love themselves
“I still remember the names of two girls my father identified as pretty in a fifth-grade class picture.”
Ariel Chesler is a dad who is worried about the ways in which kids’ toys are becoming more and more gendered.
Andrew Smiler argues that we can help everyone by teaching boys about the artificial beauty we see.
Bird seamstresses, prancing princes: Greg White on the pressure and woes of life on the fast track to happy ever after.
Is girl power bad for boys?
Do we value celebrities and playboys more than poets, scientists, and inventors?
Is daddy’s princess brave and good?
Tom Burns, father of a princess-crazy little girls, suggests bedtime reading that will make both dad and daughter happy.
Hugo Schwyzer explains how a dad who relies solely on emotional validation from his daughter (instead of his wife) might be causing unforeseen harm.
Encouraging princess culture—however innocently—contributes to the sexualization of girls. Men can be part of the solution to the “princess problem.”