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Toft Simonsen, Renée

Psychologin und Autorin, Bloggerin in Information

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Information - Denmark | 07/09/2010

Renée Toft Simonsen on too few female role models

Renée Toft Simonsen criticises the limited supply of role models for girls in her blog for the left-leaning daily Information: "It's not a bad thing to want to be a princess, says Jette Kofoed, a lecturer at Aarhuser University. But it is important to make sure there is a broad range of role models, because with stereotypes we run the risk of limiting our children's possibilities. ... Dreams of being a princess are still thriving; just look at the Sex and the City series. ... I find it surprising that a modern woman would be willing to waste two hours of her precious time watching four women over 40 dressed up in Gucci and with Cinderella complexes, reduced to the state of shoe fetishists and hunting for princes. ... A trip to the toy shop suffices to show that other forces - namely big business - are at work when it comes to teaching gender roles and princess dreams. ... In my opinion there are many indications that we are moving in the wrong direction when it comes to gender roles. Drape your daughter over a chaise longue in a tulle dress to wait for Mr Big - and see where that gets her."

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