In Defense of the Princess
How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women
Enter Jerramy Fine — an unabashed feminist who is proud of her life-long princess obsession and more than happy to defend it. Through her amusing life story and in-depth research, Fine makes it clear that feminine doesn’t mean weak, pink doesn’t mean inferior, and girliness is not incompatible with ambition. From 9th century Cinderella to modern-day Frozen, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia, Fine valiantly assures us that princesses have always been about power, not passivity. And those who love them can still be confident, intelligent women.
Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.
"The book serves as a reminder that feminism should provide women with the freedom to be anything they wantincluding princesses. Parents on all sides of the princess debate will find food for thought in this entertaining and provocative book."
I love counterintuitive theoriesthey not only keep us on our toes and keep smugness at bay, but they provide truths hiding in plain sight. Jerramy Fine shows uswith personal insight and witwhat we kind of already knew: there's power, not weakness, in the princess fantasy.”
Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us and The News Sorority