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Old 11-12-2014, 11:19 PM   #25
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Hmmmm. Let's look at this then from dominant culture norms....

I certainly can remember playing princess with my non-Indian friends and family when I was a child. We also played Wonder Woman and witches. (Bear with me, these are related.) These were all female figures with power -- based on royal blood and exceptional beauty, magic lassos, or occult powers. These archetypes elements of a culture which, especially post-industral revolution, has been none too kind to their women. They offer a means to transcend the disadvantaged position of women.

For modern dominant culture women the sexual attractiveness of the princess/Pocahottie is a kind of power. In my opinion a false power, because it is still predicated on dominant culture male desires.


That said, I understand what you are saying about letting kids be kids and enjoy their fantasies. But, I'm not sure when the fantastic crystalizes into stereotype.

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