“There is a princess in all our heads. She must be destroyed. As the press continues to glut itself on the Cult of Kate Middleton, businesses are cashing in on young women’s insatiable lust for princess paraphernalia: fake tiaras and fashion handbooks play into the collective fantasy that one day, if you are beautiful and good enough, you too can marry a prince.” Read the rest of Laurie Penny’s article here.
Fortunately, there are still lots of young feminist women challenging this kind of thing. Some will be heading to the 2nd Pan-Canadian Rebelles Feminist Gathering in Winnipeg, May 20-23.