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Announcing my new book, The Princess Problem!

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Rebecca’s new book, The Princess Problem, hits stores Sept. 2. It’s full of powerful strategies to raise media-literate girls who can thrive in a princess-saturated world—and beyond.

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Homemade Disney Princess peg dolls: Tutorial and giveaway

Frozen-inspired peg dolls by Summer Langille

Many little girls love playing with Disney Princess dolls. They make up stories with their dolls or reenact the films. They delight in dressing up the dolls and styling their hair. And sometimes, they just like to snuggle them. Faced with the Disney Princess…

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Customers: Stop abusing Disney Store clerks. It’s not their fault Frozen merch is sold out.

Disney’s film Frozen was released in theaters five months ago, but merchandise based on the film is still sold out at Disney Stores nationwide. It’s clear that Disney Consumer Products Division had no inkling that Frozen would become the most successful animated movie of…

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Disney Princess Lingerie Goes Viral

This weekend, no fewer than a dozen people sent me links to this Jezebel article about Disney Princess lingerie being sold by a Japanese retailer. The images were also all over my facebook feed. Check them out: Although this line…

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Role Models Reimagined as Disney Princesses: A Q&A with Artist David Trumble

10 Real-World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter. Copyright David Trumble. Used with permission.

In the midst of the “Sexy Merida” controversy back in May, cartoonist David Trumble posted a satirical set of cartoons to the Huffington Post. His cartoons imagined how Disney’s Consumer Product Division would redesign other female role models to fit…

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Sexy Halloween Costumes Reveal the Truth about Girls’ Toys

Sexy Disney Princess costumes

Do you object to sexy Halloween costumes for little girls? When you compare the “Little Leopard” costume for young girls to the adult “Sexy Leopard” costumes, do you cringe? When you see children’s classic Disney Princess costumes placed literally steps…

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Redesigned Merida? #NotBuyingIt

Just my little contribution to the “I have no idea what I’m doing” meme … enjoy! P.S. Many thanks to Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss for including me in her Boston.comment piece here. My statement: Disney executives’ response to the Merida petition was…

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