The author Orenstein argues that Disney princesses and woman in the media give girls a false sense of what being a female is.
What Orenstein is saying here is that the media portrayal of females is stereotypical. Those girls have to act a certain way or dress a certain way or eat certain foods. She argues that it ruins the self-image of those girls who are seeing woman portrayed this way. She argues that it ruins their self-image because all they want to do is be like them and then they will be perfect. Orenstein talks about the different types of Disney princesses and how they are portrayed. She talks about how when one sees all the Disney princesses in one picture or product or whatever it is that they are never looking at each other, that it’s like they don’t even exist. This kind of shows that they are too stuck up to acknowledge one another. Basically what I got from the article, her main point here is that young girls are looking at the princesses and are thinking that they want to be just like them and if they aren’t perfect lie them they get upset.