• beenthere72

    I’m totally siding with you, Martha.  I think your daughter will sooner look back on this day as something special she did with her mommy rather than ‘OMG, I have to be a princess when I grow up.’  I think MTV My Sweet Sixteen is worlds more harmful than one royal wedding when it comes to influencing wanna-be-princesses.    It’s more accessible.    Royalty is hardly accessible.    I don’t think Kardashian and the Katherine Middleton are even remotely comparable.   Kate and William are not a Hollywood train-wreck waiting to happen.   These types of events inevitably become one of those ‘do you remember where you were the day… ‘ 

  • arekushieru

    I think this is a case of reality being a little pretentious.  Whereas reality shows are a case of pretentiousness with a little dose of reality.  Of course, in either case, it’s probably better to provide as much knowledge and information for the younger children as a basis to form their opinions on similar subject matters in future, than to completely ignore the subject now and leave them to their own devices later on….  So, I, too, agree with Martha. 

  • halli620

    Are you seriously worried about one real wedding between real people harming girls? Really??? While it’s one thing to be buying princess costumes (even for Halloween – I always made my own costumes from clothes and accessories in the house, other than a trusty witch hat or cat eats that i used several times each), and I certainly don’t like the idea of bringing up girls to be too prissy and expecting that everything will and should come their way, it’s beyond ridiculous to “worry” about the one real royal wedding occuring on ONE DAY of their childhood affecting them detrimentally. Please.

  • halli620

    Are you seriously worried about one real wedding between real people harming girls? Really??? While it’s one thing to be buying princess costumes (even for Halloween – I always made my own costumes from clothes and accessories in the house, other than a trusty witch hat or cat ears that I used several times each), and I certainly don’t like the idea of bringing up girls to be too prissy and expecting that everything will and should come their way, it’s beyond ridiculous to “worry” about the one real royal wedding occuring on ONE DAY of their childhood affecting them detrimentally. Please.

  • arekushieru

    I don’t think you are looking at this the same way that the authors of and other commenters on this post are….  It’s not about entitlement, after all. It’s about stereotypical gender roles.  And something like that, without something to counterbalance it, can have a huge negative impact on young girls.

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