Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life

Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life

by Peggy Orenstein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062688903
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 250,615
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker, and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Two Girls in a Room ix

Part 1 Starlets, Scientists, Artists, Activists & Other Noteworthy Women

Atsuko Chiba: The Nonconformist 3

Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan: Ms. Fights for Its Life 15

Phoebe Gloeckner: A Graphic Life 41

Gaitlin Moran: They Don't Make Feminists This Outrageous Anymore 53

Elizabeth Blackburn: Why Science Must Adapt to Women 65

Miranda Cosgrove: The Good Girl 77

Katherine Mary Flannigan: The Story of My Life 95

Part 2 Body Language

Does Father Know Best? 109

Thirty-Five and Mortal: A Breast Cancer Diary 117

The Problem with Pink 147

Mourning My Miscarriage 171

Baby Lust 185

Breast Friends 191

Put to the Test 203

What Makes a Woman a Woman? 213

Call of the Wild 219

Part 3 Not Your Mama's Motherhood

The Perfect Mother Trap 233

Your Gamete, Myself 245

Bringing Down Baby 273

Where I Got Daisy 279

The Femivore's Dilemma 285

Part 4 Girls! Girls! Girls! (And one About Boys)

Children Are Alone 291

What's Wrong with Cinderella? 319

Playing at Sexy 337

The Hillary Lesson 341

The Empowerment Mystique 345

The Fat Trap 351

The Battle over Dress Codes 355

Our Barbie Vaginas, Ourselves 359

When Did Porn Become Sex Ed? 365

How to Be a Man in the Age of Trump 373

Acknowledgments 379

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