Middlespacer Links Princess Party

Middlespacers are keen and sharp. Fascinating that this topic was so resonant. And they sent me these links:
"Cinderella also made a giant mistake by attempting to find happily ever after in another person. What she could have done is learned how to make herself happy first. She could have found hobbies and had friends and pursued something. She shouldn’t have wasted her life waiting. "

Empowering Girls Blog
"In 2004, 23 years since the publication of “The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence,” princess culture is entering what can only be considered its Golden Age. In the three years since Disney executives decided to consolidate Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel (“The Little Mermaid”), Belle (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Jasmine (“Aladdin”) into one brand, princess merchandise sales have skyrocketed from $200 million in 2000 to $2 billion last year."

A Royal Gain, Los Angeles Times, 08.06 [clicky]