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What's the princess trend teaching our little girls?

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Is the princess trend turning little girls into, well, princesses?

If our little girls want to emulate Sleeping Beauty, and wear frilly dresses and lipstick - who are we to say no? How far is too far to spoil our girls?

Or this is indicative of a growing problem, teaching our women at a young age they need to be rescued, and underlining the importance of physical beauty and helplessness in women?

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Is this just a tempest in a tiara?

Join Katrina Onstad (who recently wrote about two celebrity princesses and the business of female unhappiness) and Globe Life reporter Sarah Hampson for the weekly Hot Button chat, today at 1 pm (ET).



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