Dr. Rebecca Hains

Monthly Archives: August 2012


Disney Princess Prom Gowns and Cradle-to-Grave Marketing

Just a few months ago, I wrote about how Disney Princess-styled extravagance among toddlers reflects the extraordinary extravagance of today’s proms, which now cost families an average of $1,000 to $2,000. But until Mouse on the Mind brought it to…

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Reimagining Disney Princesses with racial diversity: From Tumblr to D-Tech

A couple of weeks ago, a young woman named Lauren reimagined the white Disney Princess characters as women of color, posting recolored images of them on her Tumblr blog. Her inspired designs quickly made their way around the blogosphere.┬áResponses ranged…

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Boy teeth, girl teeth, and the gendering of ungendered things

My three-year-old son had a check-up with his pediatric dentist yesterday.┬áThe dentist is a friendly fellow who is good with kids, and we like his practice a lot. Shortly after a dental hygienist cleaned my son’s teeth, the dentist approached…

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