I never liked being called a princess because, for me, I was so much more. What did they mean when they called me princess exactly? I was thinking when I was barely 10 years old, did they mean that I was pretty, or that I was useless for anything other than to smile?
It is true that the princesses of today are not like those of the stories, but it is also true that, when we call a girl a princess, we are marking a stereotype of a woman very limited to our girls.
Have you ever thought what happens when we educate girls to be princesses?
It is very normal that I eat affectionate appellation Let's call our daughters "princesses", there is no evil in it, we simply want to make clear the importance of that girl in the kingdom of our house. However, the stereotype that our daughters have of princesses is distorted and limited to the gifts that literary nature has endowed princesses in stories for centuries.
To say princess is to evoke the tales of the 18th century, that time when princesses were beautiful sweet teenagers, with a malleable and docile character, and whose most appreciated values were to be obedient, beautiful, hardworking, smile a lot, sing well and above all, get carried away by the love of a man.
This was the model instilled in traditional folk tales such as those of the Brothers Grimm, and which the Disney factory was in charge of praising until recently. Luckily, already in the XXI century, they realized that this prototype of a woman was out of fashion, and decided to do new princesses who burped, fought, and even did not want to marry, a complete nonsense for those times.
However, and unfortunately for our children, the reigning prototype when one speaks of a princess is still that of those tender and innocent girls with hardly any will, come on, what is commonly referred to as a vase woman.
Do we really want that to be the stereotype of woman that our daughters pursue in their lives? I am particularly reluctant to believe that my daughters can only spin with a spinning wheel or make pink birthday cakes. I want my daughters to be astronauts, presidents of the government, or housewives of their own choosing, but nothing that society has imposed on them.
Nor do I want them to look for the romantic love Above all, because if they don't succeed, I know that they will never be happy. Furthermore, these behaviors in girls promote machismo and, in the future, possible abuse, since girls start from a supposed position of inferiority and submission; I don't even want them to look for their better half, I want them to know that they, in themselves, are the whole orange.
As a woman and mother of daughters I resist raise my daughters like princesses who can't do anything because a nail breaks or their dress gets dirty. Princesses are capricious and spoiled girls, and I want my daughters to be intrepid, not bound or subject to conventions, to be as they want without limitations or stereotypes, that is, to be truly free, as far as possible. Within this society, that alone with that, they have it really difficult.
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