Today, the Times of London has a piece by Sarah Ebner which asks, "Is the princess stereotype harming our daughters?" Coincidentally, this morning we got an email from a reader with this screenshot from the Dutch Boy paint web site.
Every few weeks, we deal with the Princess Problem. We wish there were fewer pink toys. We see commercials told like fairy tales; women wear tiaras to get married and some even choose Disney bridal gowns. As Hortense mentioned in May, this year alone, Disney believes it will make nearly 4 billion dollars internationally off of its "Disney Princesses" brand. For years, the Disney princesses were white and passive. Ebner writes: