Analysis Of Stephanie Hanes Little Girls Or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect

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In the article, “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect” originally published on October 3, 2011 from the Christian Science Monitor, author Stephanie Hanes persuades parents that social media and advertisements are the reasons behind their daughter's wanting to mature too soon. Hanes shapes her argument by using logos and pathos techniques, and using considerate organization of the information. Throughout the article, Hanes makes it evident that the audience of intent is the parents of young girls by referring to other sources such as Disney Princess Recovery: Bringing Sexy Back for a Full Refund, a blog by Mary Finucane, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, a book by Peggy Orenstein, and "What's Wrong With Cinderella?", an essay in New York Times, also by Orenstein. The authors of these sources are mothers sharing their attempts to steer their daughters away from Disney Princesses because of the negative effect it brings on their maturing. Along with this, Hanes mentions Diane Levins, an early childhood specialists at Wheelock College in Boston by saying near the end of the article, "Parents' involvement is key, but they don't have to act alone. Over the past few years, a growing group of advocacy organizations have formed to help fight against marketing pressure and sexualization" (515). By this, she gives off a …show more content…

After researching, Finucane created Disney Princess Recovery: Bringing Sexy Back for a Full Refund, a blog to "reclaim her daughter's awareness after it was hijacked by Disney Princesses" (Finucane). By using a story that portrays the loss of creative energy and interests in young girls, a feeling of sadness and benevolence is created. Furthermore, Hanes uses these feelings to convince parents that there is an adverse influence from Disney Princesses and the

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